Weeks after calling on Barbados to capitalize on the economic benefits of growing medicinal marijuana, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir says a comprehensive paper is being prepared on the benefits of medicinal plants.
Government is also looking at the potential value chain to be derived.
Mr Weir says more countries are passing laws providing for the use of marijuana as a medicine.
Minister Weir was speaking at an accountability seminar at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security's Graeme Gall headquarters.
There, he stated Barbados has benefited in several areas from IICA.