As government puts the machinery in place to operationalize the medicinal marijuana industry, 100-year old Olive Comas of Lowmans Hill (Leeward) says she wants her licence to begin cultivating.

The centenarian, who celebrated her milestone birthday last Saturday, expressed her desire to be in the medicinal marijuana business during an interview at her home on Tuesday.

The elderly woman, who has very good recollection and is in tune with current issues, said that if granted the licence would make land space around he home available by halting food crop production there and she would also cultivate on lands she has in the mountains.

“Listen to me, I hear they’re going to take out licence for marijuana.And, if I live, I will send and get my licence,” she said.

Asked by visiting West Kingstown opposition Member of Parliament Daniel Cummings, her constituency representative, if she wanted to plant marijuana too, the centenarian who has an amazing sense of humour, replied: “Eh? Right ’round the yard. Me nah want no more cabbage. Me nah want no more chive.”

As laughter erupted, the elderly woman added that she would plant along with her grand daughter Michelle Williams whose husband would be expected to supply the seeds. She noted that she would send her grandson to apply for the licence on her behalf.

“I just want the licence. Wey me want with cabbage and chive and peas? We going right now,” the centenarian said to much laughter.

The elderly woman said she is waiting on Prime Minister and Minister of National Security Dr Ralph Gonsalves to get the industry going.

The requisite laws to establish the medicinal marijuana industry were passed in parliament last December. f

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