Royal Navy pulls $160 million in Illegal Narcotics from C’bean Waters: Is it time to tax weed rather than haul it?
HMS Lancaster‘s visit to Barbados signals the return of the Royal Navy warship to the Caribbean region. Patrolling in tandem with the supply ship RFA Wave Knight, HMS Lancaster has offered countries in the region humanitarian support and disaster relief, as well as assistance in the war on narcotics trafficking, demonstrating the Royal Navy’s continued commitment to the region. It made a haul of approximately $160 million on illegal drugs, how much more money could be made if it was taxed instead after decriminalisation?
” … the savings to government of amending their present policies on marijuana and the revenues that could be earned from the production of cannabis for the global medical market … ” Sir Ronald Sanders ‘HIGH TIME INDEED TO REVIEW MARIJUANA POLICIES‘ 21-09-2013
It may be a tricky task, but since the Caribbean no longer has Bananas and Sugar is also dwindling, perhaps the time has arrived for a new crop? Uruguay, Canada and California all have legalised Marijuana (there’s even a viral video where a mom who suffers from cerebral palsy then tokes up and you watch the difference) for medicinal purposes, and let’s not forget the poplar Murphy Brown TV series on a female journalist who is diagnosed with cancer and uses it to make her chemotherapy sessions more bearable?