Barbados police warn that marijuana is still illegal

The police in Barbados are warning residents that it’s still illegal to cultivate or possess the drug despite talks of making some use of the weed legal.

The caution came as the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) destroyed 18,139 ganja plants, 871.60 pounds of the drug and eight pounds of cocaine at an incinerator in Bridgetown, Friday (Nov 8).

Public relations officer of the RBPF, Inspector Rodney Inniss, said: “Some persons have been commenting about the legalisation. At this stage, having and growing marijuana is still illegal in Barbados and the Royal Barbados Police Force has a responsibility to do the necessary [things]. It is still a crime and persons will be charged for harvesting and transshipping of drugs wherever it is discovered.”

The country is discussing whether to legalise marijuana for medicinal and sacramental use.