Introduction: 

The articles on this page focus on the decriminalisation of Marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago and its impact on the illicit order.

“Ganja decriminalization T&T style”

The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019 is laid in the Parliament of T&T and its clauses reveal the politics of decriminalization from the perspective of the present government. Already on the local government 2019 campaign trail this bill has been cited as the magic n bullet to wrest control of the ganja market from gangland T&T. In keeping with the politics of the day in the west, these claims are being made devoid of context, with no reference to reality on the ground, simply delusional pie in the sky. Read more...

“Prohibition and its War on Ganja and Ganja Users”

T&T is a signatory to the international agreement that insists that Ganja is a dangerous drug in spite of the decriminalization of 30 grams and less of ganja in your personal possession in 2019. This article deals with the issue of what is a dangerous drug under the law and the current discourse of ganja in the North Atlantic. After millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money have been spent on ganja research by the state in the North Atlantic, no scientific evidence is forthcoming, that ganja changes the chemistry of the brain by stimulating the production of dopamine by the brain, to the point where the brain becomes addicted to the tsunami of dopamine. Read more...

“Prohibition and its Discourse of Ganja and Madness.”

The medical discourse of ganja use, the brain, madness and cannabis use disorder will be deconstructed by focusing on the article titled: “Heavy cannabis use, dependence and the brain: a clinical perspective” by Emese Kroon, Lauren Kuhns, Eva Hoch, Janna Couisjin, first published 13 August 2019. The authors of the article (Kroon et al.) define the aims of the article as follows: “To summarize and evaluate our knowledge of the relationship between heavy cannabis use, cannabis use disorder (CUD) and the brain.” Read more...