Attorney Grant Connell is questioning whether there are two laws, one for the rich and one for the poor.
Connell aked the question while mitigating on behalf of two Grenadians who were charged with possession with intent to supply, and attempting to export 38 pounds of marijuana.
The lawyer told the Serious Offences Court that there was a particular local businessman who was offering EC$50 per pound for medical marijuana, while the open market value as set by the police is between $400 and $700 per pound.
According to Connell, “It is one and the same herb. We can’t be blind to justice in St. Vincent and the Grenadines,” and he asked, “Are there two laws, one for the rich and one for the poor?”
Connell has repeatedly stated in Court that the Head of the Cannabis Revival Committee (CRC) Junior ‘Spirit’ Cottle, who has been in the marijuana trenches for decades, has put the value of marijuana at $200 per pound.
Cottle did so in a sworn affidavit.
Connell has been unrelenting in asking the Court to accept the value as given by Cottle.