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De Caires steps down as chairman of Cannabis Movement

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Andre De Caires.

PRESS RELEASE – The Cannabis Movement of Saint Lucia would like to inform the general public that the Chairman of the Movement, Mr Andre de Caires, will be stepping down from the post at the end of July 2015. It has been four years since the birth of the organization which generally amounts to a term.

Apart from that, Mr de Caires has indicated that he has more pressing projects to focus on and does not want to spread himself too thin and risk any of the other projects suffering as a result of this fact.

Mr de Ciares has said that many of the goals and objectives of the organization have been realized during his term. He said, “To advocate and to educate.

We were successful on both counts. We staged a silent protest at the CARICOM Heads meeting in 2012 held at the Sandals Grand, as well as organizing two cannabis marches in 2013 and 2014.

We educated by making presentations at the Castries Town Hall, at a wellness fair on the William Peter Boulevard, to the Drug Squad and to a class at sir Arthur Lewis Community College as well as making many media appearances”.

Mr de Caires says though, that the Movements’ greatest accomplishment was hosting a meeting of stakeholders at the Ministry of Agriculture Vet Building in Balata in November 2013 where several recommendations were developed.

Mr de Caires says that there is still much work for the Movement to do and laments the fact that even though there are probably about thirty thousand regular users of cannabis in the country, there is very little tangible support for the Movement from this sector.

Also the fact that many of the activities staged by the Movement cost money and our coffers are almost empty, as a result we need funds to accomplish our goals and objectives in the future.

Mr de Caires would like to take this opportunity to thank the general public for their support over the past four years and encourages them to continue to support the efforts of the Cannabis Movement going forward.

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14 comments

  1. shut ur idiotic jaw sunshine u stupid monkey.
    i agree diplomat..
    lucians crying things hard & this cannabis business right there was & is great development financial , economic, & educationaly....
    i respect da intelligent man & i like 2 hear him talk.... GANJA ME SAY

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  2. Wish some of you would read before jumping to conclusion or make rediculous statements like sunshine perhaps... only shows your level of understanding and thinking is that of a toddler.. read and understand before you make dumb comments

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  3. Shut the hell up Sunshine, you xenophobic fool!

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  4. St Lucia and the rest of the Caribbean leaders are a bunch of idiots; Colorado and other American States are making countless profits on canabis. They use it for medication; the pharmaceutical companies sell prescribed drugs made from canabis(google it idiots).
    St. Lucia and the Caribbean allows The U.S. to ridicule us. Why do they have to intervene and burn our herb?
    We should be burning the rubbish they produce (skunk) with all these chemical. We need to decriminalise the herb. That does mean it should be smoked wrecklessly but it can be used for : medicine , rope, oils etc. we are blind. Did you know St.Lucians gave St. Vincent seeds to plant their first crop? I like the Vinci priminister. He is supporting decriminalisation.

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  5. he was a opportunist looking for a possible investment. I doubt if he even smoke
    if he thought that legalisation was imminent trust me he would not step down.

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  6. maybe it was 'high' time 😉

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  7. as usual retarded st Lucian comments.....

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  8. The guy was not promoting the use of marijuana. He was asking for the decriminalization of cannabis so that we can produce various products from it, thereby creating some form of legitimate employment. Jah knows we need it.

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  9. The movement would get my unconditional support, if there wasn't so much lawlessness on the island.

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  10. He should not only step down he should shut down

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  11. BY RIGHT THE MEDIA SHOULDN'T ALLOW THAT MAN TO COME AND TALK NONSENSE ON THE RADIO AND T.V. THAT MARIJUANA THING IS DESTROYING OUR PEOPLE MORE THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

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  12. I JUST HATE TO HEAR THAT SUPID MAN SPEAK ABOUT CANNABIS. THAT IS ALL HE SPEAKS ABOUT. I AM NOT IN FAVOUR OF THAT MARIJUANA THING AT ALL. HE SHOULD NOT JUST STEP DOWN BUT GO BACK TO HIS STUPID COUNTRY WHERE HE COME FROM. IF I COULD HAVE DONE IT I WOULD SEND HIS ASS BACK TO HIS COUNTRY.

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  13. mate lie he just realise that all that hard work and effort to free ganga would take years to accomplish in st lucia and as he said there is very little support in that sector. so he just give up

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