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Don't bail on ganja warning, Mr Pryce

Published:Tuesday | October 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write to support your editorial of Monday, October 6, 2014, titled, 'Keeping faith with ganja reform'. I celebrate with you the cautious optimism and the concerns you list regarding proper institutional arrangements.

I credit first-term MP Raymond Pryce from North East St Elizabeth. While he was not the first to advocate for these changes, his contributions and the way he presented his arguments assisted greatly in us getting here.

Well, I do recall a presentation he made on the subject, along with Dr Winston De la Haye, at our church one Saturday evening. He was very direct, very clear, and very reassuring that the possibilities we were missing were more significant than the risks we were fearing. My church sisters and I even thought that Pryce's arguments for preventing the increase in ganja smoking were more well thought out than De la Hayes'.

Now that we have achieved this step, let us hope that Mr Pryce keeps faith with our Church. Remember, sir, you promised to be as steadfast in your public education against ganja smoking as you have been in your campaign for ganja reform.

PAULINE DOBSON

dobson.pauline@gmail.com

Patrick City, St Andrew