everything under the sun

August 2017

Calendar Calendar

Social bookmarking
Social bookmarking Digg  Social bookmarking Delicious  Social bookmarking Reddit  Social bookmarking Stumbleupon  Social bookmarking Slashdot  Social bookmarking Yahoo  Social bookmarking Google  Social bookmarking Blinklist  Social bookmarking Blogmarks  Social bookmarking Technorati  

Bookmark and share the address of FAIR & CLEAR SKIN! on your social bookmarking website

Bookmark and share the address of CrazyFruits on your social bookmarking website

Latest topics
» Student loan debt crushing older Americans too
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:33 by Adamadmin

» The Sun's corona, a fiery halo, is still a mystery to scientists
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:32 by Adamadmin

» Terminally ill dad to celebrate Christmas early with 4 kids
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:31 by Adamadmin

» Toddler chokes to death on grapes
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:30 by Adamadmin

» Trump slams ‘Obstructionist Democrats’ as danger to national security
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:29 by Adamadmin

» Six Flags Over Texas removes Confederate flag, reversing earlier decision
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:28 by Adamadmin

» Derek Jeter welcomes daughter Bella Raine
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:26 by Adamadmin

» Taylor Swift completely wipes out her social media accounts
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:25 by Adamadmin

» Doctors brace for rise in ER visits ahead of solar eclipse
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:23 by Adamadmin

» Woman battling cancer dies after eating contaminated oysters
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:22 by Adamadmin

» 10-year-old India rape victim unknowingly gives birth to baby girl, report says
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:22 by Adamadmin

» Push to strip Confederate emblem from Mississippi flag heats up
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:20 by Adamadmin

» Steve Bannon out at the White House
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:19 by Adamadmin

» Jamaican Desserts (100% Delicious) KEEP CALM AND LOVE IT!!
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:16 by Adamadmin

» Festival of the Jamaican Arts great turn out
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:15 by Adamadmin

» Teddy Sinclair's Diamond days another piece of Art
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:13 by Adamadmin

» Gorgeous supermodel naomi campbell sack it to her haters!
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:12 by Adamadmin

» Haitian paintings art pics
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:11 by Adamadmin

» Japanese painting art pics
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:10 by Adamadmin

» Gatlin takes his revenge
Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 14:09 by Adamadmin

Usain Bolt beaten by two Americans in final 100-meter race

Sun 6 Aug 2017 - 3:50 by After8mint

Usain Bolt's farewell party was spoiled by a pair …

Comments: 3

Usain lost his bolt during final hurray nearing his retirement plan

Sun 6 Aug 2017 - 3:45 by After8mint

Usain Bolt's farewell party was spoiled by a pair …

Comments: 2

Usain Bolt retirement has stalled by two american one was his arch rival gatlin

Sun 6 Aug 2017 - 3:51 by After8mint

Usain Bolt's farewell party was spoiled by a pair …

Comments: 1

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo dies, Chinese government says

Thu 3 Aug 2017 - 0:02 by BigBossAdmin

BEIJING -- Jailed activist and Nobel Peace …

Comments: 1

9-year-old applies for alien-fighting job, NASA responds

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:47 by JustinBieber2

A 9-year-old boy answered a call from NASA to …

Comments: 1

Acute migraine drug succeeds in late-stage study

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:51 by JustinBieber2

Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday said its acute …

Comments: 1

Chicago to sue DOJ over sanctuary cities policy

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:55 by JustinBieber2

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city plans to …

Comments: 1

Mom dies after giving birth to twins following dad's gunshot death

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:52 by JustinBieber2

Three young siblings are being cared for by …

Comments: 1

US formally tells UN it wants out of Paris climate accord

Sat 5 Aug 2017 - 10:55 by JustinBieber2

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday …

Comments: 0

Top posting users this week

You are not connected. Please login or register

CrazyFruits » JAMAICAN FASHION & RUNWAY » International conference in Jamaica to help push for legalisation of weed

International conference in Jamaica to help push for legalisation of weed

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]


JAMAICAN ganja users have been urged to 'wake up' and join the international movement for the repealing of laws against the use of the weed.
"We need to stand up for our rights," renowned attorney-at-law, Lord Anthony Gifford, told a press briefing at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston yesterday.

Lord Anthony Gifford, attorney-at-law, looks on as chairman of the local Ganja Law Reform Coalition, Paul Chang, shows off a piece of ganja memorabilia at yesterday's launch of the International Cannabis Conference. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

Lord Anthony Gifford, attorney-at-law, looks on as chairman of the local Ganja Law Reform Coalition, Paul Chang, shows off a piece of ganja memorabilia at yesterday's launch of the International Cannabis Conference. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

#slideshowtoggler, #slideshowtoggler a, #slideshowtoggler img {filter:none !important;zoom:normal !important}

Gifford said he believed that most Jamaicans would support decriminalisation of the weed, and that a pro-cannabis/ganja conference, planned for late September at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, would be aimed at starting a process which would lead to the repealing of local laws.
"We need to mobilise opinion, and I think Jamaican opinion is very favourable on the whole issue of the legalisation of ganja, but we need to get up stand up, stand up for our rights," Gifford said.
He added that the conference will form part of the mobilisation of local opinion, which will involve the local Ganja Law Reform Coalition, headed by Paul Chang, to encourage the Government to act on the issue.
"The Government has shown some sympathy to some decriminalisation measures and expunging from criminal records but, as in all things, things don't happen until the people move and this conference will be a valuable tool for agitation," Gifford said yesterday.
The staging of the International Cannabis Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, September 25-28, will also be supported by the University of the West Indies' Department of Government, Chang told the press briefing yesterday.
Lord Gifford, who confessed that although he was not a personal user of the weed, but had become interested in its medicinal qualities after a bout with cancer last year, was among several well-known persons attending the briefing. The others included a consistent defender of the right to use the weed over the years, Paul Burke, and former head of Generation 2000, Delano Seiveright.
The event was sponsored by the Open Society Foundation (OSF), founded by international investor and philanthropist George Soros and based in New York City. The foundation says it works on building vibrant and tolerant societies "whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people".
The OSF said that the treatment of cannabis/ganja, since the early-20th century, has been one of international condemnation.
Cannabis lovers worldwide have developed a perception of Jamaican society as ganja-tolerant, and the global media have romanticised the image of the island and its Rastafarian community as widescale users of ganja. However, laws against its usage have persisted, primarily through the influence of the United States, which opposes the legalisation of the weed.
A commission headed by the late UWI professor, Barry Chevannes, reported in 2001 that, after reviewing the most up-to-date body of medical and scientific research, it was of the view that "whatever health hazards the substance poses to the individual, and there is no doubt that ganja can have harmful effects, these do not warrant the criminalisation of thousands of Jamaicans for using it in ways and with beliefs that are deeply rooted in the culture of the people".
"Besides, there is growing evidence that the substance does have therapeutic properties," the report added.


lol  SmileSmileSmile


Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.


My great grandmother who is from china use to use it, to cure pains, its medicine as long as you use it with descretion. some people smoke it a lot but other use it only for medical reasons as some say its the only antibiotic they use that cure certain types of pain.



Sponsored content

View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum