Bermuda:Too Many Drugs says Handbag Burch aka Colonel Cranky
David Burch aka Colonel Cranky. Sometimes he drives ya nuts. Sometimes ya gotta love him.
At last someone in Government speaks clearly: Bermuda, ya smoke too much weed!
Apparently up to 90% of applicants to the Prison, Fire and Bus Service are ineligible, most because they fail the drug test.
Of course, our Government MPs are too important to lead by example and take drugs tests themselves. Put your money where your mouth is.
(90%, wow, that’s pathetic.
More double speak from plp hypocrites ,giving lip service to appease black church's & moderate followers,meanwhile they create a lawless criminal's paradise.
Watch their actions,follow the money,EWART BROWN plans to takeover Hamilton & St. Georges to build casinos and skim the profits for his friends & family,EWART BROWN has broken many laws, including the constitution,BOTH his sons are locked up for major felonies.EWART BROWN needs to removed NOW
"Despite that support Minister Burch believes he is swimming against the tide with his views on cannabis. He accepted young people might be more likely to listen to entertainers, like reggae superstar Collie Buddz whose lyrics celebrate cannabis, over a parliamentarian like himself." Um, didn't EWART BROWN give Collie Buddz a Bermudian of the Year award? Looks like he doesn't share Burch's views on this.
"Public Safety Minister Colonel David Burch said the open and blatant use of the drug has reached "outrageous" new levels.He said smoking marijuana is viewed as "innocuous" by many adults and has become so widespread some parents are openly lighting up as they drop their children off at school.
He is instructing police to take a more aggressive approach.
And he has urged users to forget about decriminalisation and consider the consequences of their habit. He said the cash people spend on marijuana goes directly into the hands of the criminals who have brought gun crime to the streets.
And he cautioned that the glorification of 'weed' is creating a culture where disrespect for the law prevails and children view the drug as relatively harmless.
But figures show cannabis addiction is crippling the job prospects of young men across Bermuda.
As few as one in 10 of the hundreds of applicants for jobs in the fire service, corrections and police force get past the first hurdle, with a huge chunk of them failing the mandatory drug test."