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>>>>> cannabis with DJ MERRYCHRISTMASFAMILY! I am in the Eastern Caribbean again. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is great in December. I watch CNN to get the daily news and weather. It’s cold up in North America at the moment and it is 80 degrees at midnight here. You have to love that! It sounds fun, but working in high temperatures with humidity is no joke. I thought the hills in Calaveras County were hot and dry in the summer. The island humidity never goes away. It is hot, damp and there is nowhere to hide from it year ‘round, except in an air-conditioned place. The Caribbean is beautiful and at the same time, the elements are trying to suck the life out of you. A simple mistake can cost you your health and strength. Just getting up into the countryside to look at the traditional farmers cultivation site can be a little tough. To deal with some of the difficulties in living within this complex climate, I keep my cannabis blood level high- it staves off the mosquitoes and it keeps me functioning at my best! Let’s talk about what a traditional farmer is here in SVG. The new legislation being drafted is the first of its kind. It is the first time legislations have taken in to account the Rastafarians (local cultivators) and their contributions to the cultivation and preservation of cannabis. Many have been growing for generations and know nothing but cannabis. This legislation gives amnesty to the traditional cannabis grower. The amnesty is set up to bring the farmers off the hill into the flatter areas that are prime for commercial cultivation without scrutiny. The traditional Ganja

Chef Fred farmer also is the only group that is promised a cultivation license when the legislation is passed. Guess how much the license will cost them? Zero! In my opinion, it is the best program to help traditional cultivators continue their work and traditions. The program also will fund and educate on proper growing techniques that will meet International requirements for import. This gives the opportunity for them to move off the illicit market and into the International medicinal cannabis arena with no cost. November 20th was the set day for legislation to pass through Parliament. It was later moved to December 10th. The country has rules that require time for Parliament to address the changes in the draft work prior to voting. It was heartbreaking when we received a call at 7pm November 19th stating there will be no legislation passed due to the changes. There were investors and media that flew in from all over the world ready for the passing and ready to get down to business. Instead of Parliament, the Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and Minister of Agriculture and Labor Saboto Caesar called for a select cabinet to meet and work together to analyze and remedy each line of the draft work until all groups had felt good about the draft and accepted it. Imagine if you had the opportunity to educate and shape the draft work of legislation for a country. Not only am I working to position for a 300 acre cultivation license with research and development, extraction and 20 million gram International medicinal export license granted by the world health organization, but also work with the local people and lawmakers to see a sustainable, practical medical cannabis market that most agreed to. I have to say, this is the most honorable accomplishment in my career. The respect given to me by the government, competitive investors and also the community has been unparalleled with any other experience. Please go to our international business website www.Acres.vc to read local cannabis news and see what we are up to.

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December 2018 Issue 51

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December 2018 Issue 51

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