Trinidad and Tobago is ‘perfectly positioned’ to begin medical cannabis research, according to the President of the Caribbean Association of Pharmacists, Dr Marvin Smith.
Dr Smith, who is lobbying in the Bahamas for approvals to carry out medical cannabis research, said due to the Trinidad and Tobago’s diverse population, state-of-the-art medical and agricultural facilities, optimal climate and soil, the country only stands to benefit from launching research into medical cannabis.
In an interview with LoopTT, Dr Smith, however, was clear that the issue of medical cannabis research stands apart from the decriminalisation of cannabis for personal use.
“We’re trying to get as much information on the issue out there as possible. We are trying to see how we can advocate for research and let the science dictate how we move ahead with this.
“We’re looking at marijuana from the perspective of medicinal use and from that end we’re asking people to have