Pringle points to increase in mental illness among youth, points to access to marijuana

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Opposition Leader Jamal Pringle says there is an increase in the number of young persons suffering from mental illness.

Pringle says the Government has made it easier for people to access cannabis.

He was speaking in parliament yesterday.

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26 COMMENTS

    • You’re definitely not going to win the seat if you fight the weed even if you’re 100 percent right

  1. Access to marijuana, or is It access to marijuana laced with fentanyl? Most ideations and paranoia can be attributed to marijuana substitution such as synthetic K2. This is a mental health crises not a political blame game.The marijuana industry also suffered in the pandemic so bad actors are selling young people poison. The minister did not present a solution or made recommendations to address the cited problem. This was Pringle’s opportunity to discuss the problem, request funding and services for the youth. Missed opportunity! 😞

  2. I am not a fan of marijuana smoking, but we can’t stop people from smoking it. The environment around the world has been changing every day and the Word of God is being fulfilled. Young people will be disobedient and rebellious. No law put in place can stop young people today to stop smoke marijuana. They see it as something God create which is true. I am sure God didn’t create it to be smoke. I believe that it was created to be used as a medicine to heal disease or sickness.

  3. WOW. WOW. WOW .Who is tutoring Jamale. Jamale not improving . He does not know how to present His case

    I have given up on Pringle. Opposition is very very very weak. In 2023 there will be no Opposition.

    • @Jamieson.P – The Mr speaky, Spokey Man
      Did you say, No opposition?
      So you nah sorry for Antigua and Barbuda? Jamieson.P
      Why don’t you enter the political arena and display your expertise in the English language and in public speaking?
      Too bad you can’t understand Pringle when he speaks.
      Just Thank god that you are speaky, spokey!

  4. I don’t know where you get this idea we can’t stop marijuana smoking. Use the Phillipines as an example, where drug dealers can be executed on the spot and users, too. Many countries have strong anti-drug laws, and the results are positive. Smoking herb destroys brain cells. Just look around you. Pringle is on to something that should be looked into more closely.

    • Where do I start…. He’s stated no facts and he’s speaking clearly as a novice or he’s pretending to be because a Marijuana plant isn’t like Spinach……those tress have to bud which takes time. Also where’s the study? Show me the stats and graphs of mentally ill person who smokes, snorts, injects and puffs and then a chart of people who “Oooh I don’t know…… Maybe persons have been mentally affected my this pandemic. There’re people out here mentally affected by the stress of covid and everything that came with it. For some US WEED HELPS!

  5. Is there any study to show that since the marijuana laws were changed we had an increase in mental illness cases reported. Even if there was an increase, was a direct correlation between the law change and an increase of mental illness cases?

    Why do we give ourselves the liberty to publicly make such statements without any facts to back them up??? We need to do better than this.

    • It is one big SET UP by his fellow party members who want to bring him down to shame and disgrace. Imagine his PAID RESEARCH OFFICER feeds him this b.s. and he swallows it hook, line and sinker!! Word on the street is that she has never been happy to have Pringle as Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition. Unfortunately, Pringle himself lacks the common sense, reasoning and intellect to think for himself and make sound pronouncements.

  6. @ Martin Imhoff
    Totally in Agreement with you. Jamale Pringle make statements without DATA. Where is His research staff ?

  7. Here we go again! This blessed plant is once again being made the #SCAPEGOAT for PPP – Piss Poor Planning, and PPM – Piss Poor Management of the Nations resources for decades, whereby, the proper systems were neither designed nor put in place to guide the youths in their future from say Middle School to on the job(speaking of job’s, what jobs for the most part, besides the Tourism Servitude Industry has any political party in the Nation created on a regular basis for the youths to be educated and trained in)?

    Where does alcohol come into play?
    Where does prostitution and pedophilia come into play?

    Pringle, find another scapegoat, and in the mean time, design, develop, fund, implement programs and matrices which will do for the youths what has being very lacking in the Nation, so that they can use their skills, abilities and capabilities to keep from being #MentallyDisturbed.

  8. Where do I start…. He’s stated no facts and he’s speaking clearly as a novice or he’s pretending to be because a Marijuana plant isn’t like Spinach……those tress have to bud which takes time. Also where’s the study? Show me the stats and graphs of mentally ill person who smokes, snorts, injects and puffs and then a chart of people who “Oooh I don’t know…… Maybe persons have been mentally affected my this pandemic. There’re people out here mentally affected by the stress of covid and everything that came with it. For some US WEED HELPS!

  9. Look facts are facts, the developing brain may not handle weed like the developed one; What is one man poison is another mans medicine; Noone has the answers!!!
    Mental health in Antigua is neglected
    During covid so many so called mental health advocates have emerged, many just want attention
    Proper mental health in the country is a joke
    PM, this one is on you and its on Clarevue, Minister Fauci and all those wannabe groups that continue to only do what is easy
    Chsnge the mental health LAW!!!!! We the crazy people of Antigua want change NOW!!!

    • @Pringle may have a point…I would like to ‘point’ both yourself and Pringle in this direction, to make a #Point.
      How about you and Pringle begin to do some in depth research on the Fentanyl/Opiod manufacturing by the Chinese who are stealthily setting up these manufacturing companies right in your face, but due to the fact, that they’re offering trinkets(mostly in the form of cheap and contaminated products) many of you turn a blind eye to such.
      Do Pringle or any Government agency’s responsible for testing products such as food, clothing, utensils etc do any type of testing, even random on these Chinese products which are causing more physical harm to the body’s development than HEMP? Obesity to hypertension to cancers are running rampant in the Community’s and are causing mental, physical and spiritual illnesses, do you and Pringle recognize these facts? Because they are facts, backed up by data, not “for in mouth disease!”

  10. People asking where the research where the research like they don’t have phones to search that marijuana has psychotic effects on people especially to a developing brain. Antiguans too lazy to research anything want everything to be handed down to them open your eyes.

  11. This guy spewing statements with no facts, but so much alcoholics around and on the streets, for example around public market area.

    Pringle i guess you would know about marijuana too 😂🤣

  12. Oh lawrd JP if you going to make this argument at lease have the research data to back up nuh. What the hell your paid “research” officer doing. How she go send you out to war with now armour on. Even a 6 grader could be more prepare then dis ya. Me convince the elitist club have a real ha ha ki ki when JP go plarliment and pappyshow heself.

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