As the government considers the establishment of a medical marijuana industry here in SVG, the Christian Council facilitated a meeting with church leaders on the issue and they have formulated a response to the proposal.

In a joint press statement issued on Wednesday, the church leaders say while they accept that there may some benefits to having a medical marijuana industry they do not believe that they constitute sufficient arguments for the legalization of marijuana here in SVG and highlighted various concerns they have with the legalization of marijuana and a marijuana industry.

SVG-TV’s Barvin Ollivierre tells us more about these concerns from the church leaders in this report.