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Crime and violence have been hot-button issues of discussion, particularly over the past year. Many observers have argued that leaders must find creative ways to discourage individuals from falling into criminal activity before it is too late.
According to local Cannabis advocate, Andre Decaries, one possible way we can tackle crime is establishing the framework for a cannabis industry on island. Decries believes the budding industry can present opportunities for entrepreneurship among the worst affected crime demographic and thus keeping them productive.

Voice of Andre Decaries – Cannabis Advocate

“This is a way to get these guys out of the ghettos and into the fields” Decaries said. “We believe that young people can get into the industry and make a life for themselves which will assist in the crime situation”.
The move to establish a legislated cannabis industry is seen as an important phase by advocates around the world, to remove the taboo associated with the drug. It is yet to be seen however, whether establishing such an industry on island will help combat the menace that is crime.

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