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We can't leave discussions about marijuana alone anymore- Hon Fahie

- said God did not create anything bad
Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) believes the Virgin Islands can no longer shy away from the discussion about the legalisation of marijuana. Photo: VINO/Internet Source
Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was a guest of the International Morning Ride Show on ZROD 103.7 FM with host Paul A. Peart aka Gadiethz (right) on February 14, 2017. Photo: Facebook
Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) was a guest of the International Morning Ride Show on ZROD 103.7 FM with host Paul A. Peart aka Gadiethz (right) on February 14, 2017. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The controversial topic about whether the Virgin Islands should legalise marijuana came to the fore today, February 14, 2017 and Leader of the Opposition Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) believes the Virgin Islands can no longer shy away from the discussion.

Hon Fahie was at the time a guest of the International Morning Ride Show on ZROD 103.7 FM with host Paul A. Peart aka Gadiethz.

Mr Peart had asked the Opposition Leader and Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) his views on the subject.

“For sure we must have those conversations, we must have them because we must sit down and speak about those things. Before people would have said just leave it alone but you can’t leave some of these things alone,” Hon Fahie responded.

God did not create anything bad

Further justifying his stance, Hon Fahie said when he looks at life and reads the Bible there’s nothing created by God that was bad, noting that marijuana, which has medicinal qualities, can be used for bad just ask as someone can use a keyboard to do bad or glorify God.

According to him medicinal marijuana has been proven “and I know.”

“We have to have a discussion to hear the views of the public and bring it forward to see how we can deal with it,” Hon Fahie stated, adding that the process is no different from when cigarettes were illegal and there were debates to consider its legalisation.

‘Alcohol more dangerous than marijuana’

Recently, outspoken clergyman, Bishop John I. Cline said locking up persons for marijuana may not be the best way to go and even suggested its legalisation in the Virgin Islands, commenting that if alcohol, which he believes is more dangerous, can be legalised so can marijuana.

Mr Cline was at the time speaking on his television show "Cross Talk" aired on CBN channel 51 on Saturday February 4, 2017.

"We need to be more of a correctional facility or institution than just punishment. We are spending so much money keeping people in prison for non-violent crimes and the same thing we locking them for now America (USA) is making billions of dollars off of selling marijuana. This is the same thing we got our young men them locked up in jail for, something wrong with that."

Talk show host Doug Wheatley on several occasions has also expressed similar views.

28 Responses to “We can't leave discussions about marijuana alone anymore- Hon Fahie”

  • cay (14/02/2017, 19:01) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    I agree with fahie
  • heaven (14/02/2017, 19:28) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
    If God created everything and didn't create anything bad, who created the Devil?
    • Reply (14/02/2017, 19:57) Like (6) Dislike (22) Reply
      and who created Fahie!!!
    • fact (14/02/2017, 20:02) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
      God didn't create the devil ... he created an archive angle who like many to turn
    • ... (15/02/2017, 02:48) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      God created the angel of music the bright morning star Lucifer who due to his pride to became who he wanted to be
      The devil is something u came up with
      All seed bearing vegetation is good
    • SB (15/02/2017, 15:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Smh Lucifer is basically God's brother in my point of view. Apparently Lucifer was more into boasting and his beauty and decided that due to those factors he should run things. The rest we say is pure SPECULATION ...infact ALL OF IT IS SPECULATION.
    • wow (18/02/2017, 10:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's a difference, the devil wasn't created bad he choose to be that way. Same how people choosing to say marijuana is bad and giving it a bad name.
  • weed (14/02/2017, 19:57) Like (25) Dislike (3) Reply
    Legalize the weed
    • Hmm (20/02/2017, 16:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree it have to much crimes to be worried about really its just a damn herb hmm that's why i love me some Jamaica why would you lockup someone for a joint when so much crimes here give the police more work to do locking up someone with weed it to easy for them so thats why we don't have no damn solved crimes
  • I'm voting for Pastor. (14/02/2017, 20:09) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
    Straight talk. Courage. Truth.
  • yes (14/02/2017, 20:20) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    Legalize the herb. Alcohol is way more dangerous than weed
  • ABC (14/02/2017, 20:27) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    To date, not a wimper or peep from the NDP on their position on this
  • wize up (14/02/2017, 21:12) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    I live to see the day when weed and dreadlocks are being embraced(back in the day if the police boys find a seed on you off to jail: back in the day when you wear your natty you were an outcast)....babylon make the rules why my people suffer( most of our people in prison for weed while babylon have gun man running wild in BVI)
  • Food for thought (14/02/2017, 21:17) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    Too much of anything can be bad for you. I think marijuana use can be abused to the point where it could become hazardous to someone's health, however if it's used responsibly it can be beneficial to one's health.
  • Sawda (14/02/2017, 21:27) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    NDP days numbered ,they must go and Duncan say so..
  • one eye (14/02/2017, 22:16) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok brox bummer
  • Grooseville (14/02/2017, 22:25) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'll just have a Chick-Fil-A breakfast sandwich. IT'S ALL GOOD!
    • Afu (15/02/2017, 10:08) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Thanks Grooseville!, I think i'll have one of those sandwiches too..
  • Let Pastor regulate it n market it. (15/02/2017, 06:27) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    I saw the show and Carvin cutting all kind of Corners on this matter on every matter. Don't seem to have no position on anything. ."was disappointed". I gave pastor an "A" while Politicians taking 3minutes loading and trying to be fancy. Pastor already shooting.. Yea. The real deal... Just legal it and let pastor regulate and market it.
  • cousin (15/02/2017, 15:04) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    The Pastor is behaving like a spoil child when he can't get one thing he wants the next.
    He can sit on his porch with whom ever he wants and use as much marijuana whether for medicine or pleasure. The consequences will be between him and God.
  • fyah ras (15/02/2017, 16:27) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Legalize it and I would advertise it! Healing of the nation and our nation needs the healing with all these sickness Babylon created. Bless up Honorable Fahie
  • Rebel (15/02/2017, 22:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    god created good. now to say god created satan there is no such thing as satan ever existed, its the ego of man that is the problem and from that man has strayed from the right to do the wrong. The herb which is one the herb family is maijuanna was created by the Most High and it said that is was good. Now many out there drink alcohol and yet God was against it and no one seems to fights against it, we have Politicans who engaged in selling it in restaurants and in supermarket, yet its against God's instruction.Anyone that is being imprison for herb by these people is against nature and God and prefer to serve man for a pay check

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