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The Archdiocese is hosting a virtual Symposium June 5 on the theme Marijuana and cannabinoids: Health, research, and regulatory considerations, to discuss the potential negative effects of marijuana and cannabinoids.

Archbishop Jason Gordon will deliver the opening prayer and speak on ‘The Catholic Church’s position on marijuana and cannabinoids’. Other topics to be explored by speakers include: ‘The Road to Decriminalisation of the Dangerous Drug Marijuana in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’, ‘Marijuana and risk-taking behaviours: What society needs to know’ and ‘Cannabis use and depression in young adults’.

Leela Ramdeen, chair of the Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) and head of the committee organising the forum, said it targets persons of all ages.

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