Takes more than MPS, says minister
arts, scouting, guiding, cadets and other wholesome activities.
“No 30 persons in an elected Parliament . . . or 26 persons in a Cabinet of Barbados at the present time, can alone achieve this objective. The police (and) armed forces all need assistance from every rightthinking person in this country,” Hinkson added.
The Minister also said it was up to the public to decide whether recreational marijuana use should be allowed. He noted that as a proponent of the John Stuart Mill utilitarian philosophy, he believed the law should only intervene when one was likely to harm others.
“If you feel like smoking some marijuana for your own purposes, in small quantities, maybe the law should not intervene, but you (the public) will decide whether that should be the law or not. I may have my own views,” he said, adding that Government had recently agreed to the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical purposes only.
“However, the trading and supply of it for reasons other than medical purposes has to be illegal, and the law will intervene,” Hinkson stressed. He pledged that Government would provide resources and manpower to maintain law and order in the face of a battle which it simply could not afford to lose. (RJ)