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The inaugural Caribbean Medico-Legal Cannabis Conference (CANNA-BLISS) opened in St Kitts and Nevis on Friday with Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew saying that the Twin Island Federation stands on the precipice of a transformative era. 

He told the two-day conference that the new era is one that heralds not only the evolution of r healthcare practices here but also a revolution in economic sustainability for St Kitts-Nevis. 

“As we convene to discuss the role of cannabis in our nation’s future, I want to take this opportunity to delve deeper into the intricacies of our journey, a journey that not only encompasses the medical field but also resonates with the very fabric of our society and economy,” said Prime Minister Drew, a medical practitioner. 

He said the call to end the resurgent war on cannabis is rooted in a profound understanding, one that transcends outdated ideologies and embraces a more compassionate, equitable, and informed approach. 

He said a recent court judgment has been a pivotal moment, “urging us to reevaluate our cannabis policy, ensuring it aligns with the principles of justice, humanity, and regional responsibility. 

“The stigma placed on cannabis over the years, for far too long, disproportionately impacted specific demographics and communities, leading to the unjust incarceration of our most promising youth. It is a stain on our collective conscience, a reality that demands our attention and corrective action.” 

Prime Minister Drew told…

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