Hello everyone, as a resident of Trinidad and Tobago, I would like to share my experiences with ganja in this particular Caribbean island, and I would like to hear from others living here their own experiences. Basically, at one time, about ten years ago, weed was common and readily available in my neck of the woods: it was also dirt cheap and high quality. Unfortunately, thanks to Big Brother, the US of A the situation has changed dramatically. The last time I was able to score good weed was in 2005; since then, a type of ganja, soaked in formaldehyde , called compressed, has been almost exclusively the only kind of weed available. The weed is soaked in formaldehyde as a preservative, because nowadays, because of Big Brother, virtually all local marijuana growing operations have been shut down; the preservative soaked crap weed comes from the smaller islands notably St Vincent. The reason for the preservative process is because of the long journey the weed makes on it's way to Trinidad, and the formaldehyde makes the weed unsmokable by all except the most hard core drug addicts. I love good Herb, and it is frustrating to me to be living on a tropical island, with ideal growing conditions capable of producing the best weed on the planet, and yet not being able to score any good, natural unprocessed bud! Some advice for those who come to Trinidad: being white, I am warning any white folk who want to score weed on their visit to Trinidad not to go to areas with lots of black folks; they see the colour of your skin, and you could become a target for robbery. If you want a contact see if you can make an East Indian friend who has contacts, and can help you get weed without risking your personal safety. Not to be racist or anything, but I live here and I am sharing my personal experience: My only reliable contact was an east indian friend who unfortunately has now migrated; the blacks I have dealt with have always tried to screw me over, so I consider myself to have learned my lesson the hard way!