Local Rastafarian community uniting to push cannabis cause
Created : 7 November 2018
Rastafarians across the island will converge on the Israel Lovell Foundation next Wednesday, November 14, to discuss a myriad of issues affecting the community, at the top of the list is the business of the marijuana industry.
The meeting is to be spearheaded by the interim committee of the United Rastafari Council (URC), as the group makes plans to advance the development for a National Rastafari Conference (NRC).
The URC is an organ within the Rastafarian community that will assist with representation of the group on legal and political spheres. It will also be tasked with assisting the development of national Rastafarian financial interests, agricultural initiatives and community health and wellness.
The interim URC committee has initiated a national Rastafarian database that will be utilized for the development and empowerment of that community.
The main item on the agenda for this roundtable community meeting will be a groundings with Attorney Douglas Trotman, on their legal and constitutional right to use cannabis for spiritual and sacramental purposes.
He will also speak on the impending cannabis industry and collective representation for marginalized groupings such as the Rastafarian and the differently abled community.
The community meeting will run from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
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