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Bahamas: Pharmacists welcome PM’s medicinal marijuana announcement

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP) President Dr Marvin Smith said the association supports Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ announcement concerning legalizing medicinal marijuana in The Bahamas and stands prepared to lend their expertise.

“The Caribbean Association of Pharmacists for a number of years, particularly through the time of my presidency from 2016, has been adamant about our support for the proper research, the proper medicinal use and the proper education of the public on medicinal cannabis,” Smith told Eyewitness News.

“Now, we feel that cannabis is a medicine; that all the scientific data going back decades has already proven this.

“We note that cannabis has more emerging uses in medicinal treatment and we are pleased to know that countries across the region are moving towards opening up this avenue of research and healthcare.

“And of course, what comes with it, is that data and support [of] the economic possibilities for the people of the Caribbean.

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