Monday, October 26, 2009
Rethinking Power, Production and Possession
Very few will question the imperialistic effects of U.S. established and developing federal policies, for they have widespread impact on the economies, cultures, and visualizations of communities far beyond its national borders. Thus with President Barack Obama's recent call for federal agencies to stop pursuing state sanctioned medical users and suppliers of marijuana, since it is "not a good use of federal manpower to prosecute those who are without a doubt in compliance with state law," what implications will we begin to see on the typically criminalized cannabis industries of the United States' closest neighbors? As a contributor for the BBCCaribbean.com, Ronald Sanders articulates the necessity to "Change Anti-Drug Strategies" throughout the Caribbean. The full article can be found at following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/caribbean/news/story/2009/09/090930_ronaldsanders.shtml In considering the forthcoming theme for CSA 2010, how might proposed and alternative changes in anti-drug strategies assist in derailing violence and poverty throughout Caribbean nations?