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Boat Carrying Almost a Ton of Marijuana Intercepted in Costa Rican Caribbean

Officers of the National Coast Guard Service and the Drug Control Police (PCD) of the Ministry of Public Security intercepted a boat in the Caribbean carrying 946 kilograms, 477 grams of marijuana, 385 grams of marijuana cocoons as well as several containers filled with fuel.

Four people were arrested, three of them with prior criminal records, a 40 year old man of last name Hartley Cristopher; Reid Galagarza age 34 ; Sambola Granados 22, and 26 year-old Matarrita Rojas the only one with a clean record.

The operation was carried out 13 nautical miles from Potete in Limón after the authorities received confidential information of the arrival of a boat loaded with drug.

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All Marijuana Convictions set to be expunged | Chicago Citizens Newspaper

All Marijuana Convictions set to be expunged

BY WENDELL HUTSON Contributing Writer

If Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx makes good on her plan to expunge all misdemeanor marijuana convictions, it means Robert Griffin could soon become a banker. Almost 15 years ago, Griffin, 42, said he plead guilty to a misdemeanor drug possession charge after Chicago police found a small amount of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.

Since pleading guilty Griffin said his dreams of working at a bank have diminished even though he is a college graduate with a master’s degree in business administration.

“That drug possession is the only criminal record I have and I know it’s because of that conviction that I cannot get hired working as a banker,” contends Griffin. “I have always…

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Caribbean news: Marijuana law, festivals + more

PICTURED: Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister Keith Rowley


THE BRITISH Virgin Islands (BVI) has passed a new law which forces offshore financial services companies to physically set up office space if they are to continue doing business either with or through the BVI. Premier and finance minister Orlando Smith said his government had worked closely with European Union officials to understand and address concerns that had been raised.


TRINIDAD & TOBAGO’S prime minister Keith Rowley says he expects moves towards changes in the country’s marijuana laws by mid-year following a series of public consultations. Mr Rowley said: “Everybody will…

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Letter: Headache at the consultation on marijuana

Dear Sir:

I attended government’s public “consultation” on the decriminalisation of marijuana in Port of Spain on Wednesday evening to make a contribution as a cultural and medical anthropologist.

The keynote speaker was attorney general and minister of legal affairs Faris Al-Rawi. He gave a long, two-hour PowerPoint lecture in the latest style of his leader, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

Doubling as the moderator, Al-Rawi managed the time badly, leaving little time for public contributions. He highlighted more of the dangers of using ganja than its medical, agricultural, employment, commercial, export and cultural benefits.

It was a monotonous, statistically-based lecture meant more for university graduates than the general population for whom it was intended.


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Jamaica’s small farmers to begin benefitting from marijuana industry

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Alternative Development Programme (ADP), which will provide an avenue for small farmers to benefit from the marijuana industry, will start by March.

The programme is intended to prevent and eliminate the illicit cultivation of marijuana and channel the process through legal system.

The pilot, which will begin in Accompong, St. Elizabeth, south west of here and Orange Hill in Westmoreland, west of the capital, will involve the farming of marijuana to provide raw material for processors.

“It is a real fear that as that (marijuana) industry emerges to become more corporatised, that the original ganja man, the original farmer, could very well be left out of the gains and the benefits, when you were the ones singing the praises and…

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Marijuana News – A Marijuana Dispensary Is Coming To This Caribbean Marina

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 4, 2019: A 5,000 sq. ft. marijuana dispensary is coming to one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean.

GSRX Industries (OTCQB: GSRX) of Puerto Rico will open the dispensary at the foot of the Puerto del Rey in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. It will be Puerto Rico’s fifth medicinal cannabis dispensary and retail operations.

GSRX Industries already operates the other four dispensaries on the island, with locations in Dorado, Carolina, and two in San Juan, and it has licenses to cultivate cannabis and offer home delivery services to Puerto Ricans. Continue Reading

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