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Marijuana, weed, ganja, herb. Whatever you call it, cannabis is under renewed scrutiny in the Caribbean as countries look to reform outdated drug policies and turn the once widely stigmatised substance into a potential new revenue stream. And as the movement towards legalisation sweeps through the islands, stakeholders in the region’s biggest industry are keeping […]

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(CMC) – The St Vincent and the Grenadines government has approved a number of cannabis cultivation licences recommended by the Medical Cannabis Authority. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, speaking on a radio programme, said that the authority made the recommendations after examining some of the applications received so far and conducting due diligence. He said that ...

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Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque has warned the region against trading cannabis through member states. He made the comments at a press briefing on Tuesday, ahead of the 40th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government. LaRocque disclosed that many pertinent issues were down for discussion, including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), blacklisting, crime and security, and climate change.

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During a United Workers Party public rally last Sunday, Commerce Minister Bradley Felix, the government’s point man on cannabis, addressed the burning issue of marijuana. The minister told the Soufriere crowd that in 2019 “we can no longer arrest a man for a joint” and bemoaned, “You’re arresting a man for a flower; a bud; for grass.”

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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection to marijuana found on her property some five years ago. Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith yesterday announced that Persad-Bissessar was not found responsible for the drugs on her premises in any way. Griffith, speaking during the police briefing at the ...

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PORT EVERGLADES, Florida – Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of Homeland Security, rear admiral Peter Brown, commander of Coast Guard 7th District and captain Mark Gordon, commanding officer of US Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton announced that  the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL-753) crew is scheduled to offload approximately 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine and 1,500 pounds […]
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Saint Lucia’s Cannabis Movement is still hopeful that the process of marijuana legalisation will be finalised by the end of 2019, the Chairman of the organisation, Andre ‘Pancho’ Decaires, has indicated. He declared that there is no need for hesitation on the issue, but to move forward and get it done. “Actually, the PERMANDU Consultants […]

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(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) — Tobago Divisional officers destroyed what they say was $500,000 in marijuana during an eradication exercise in the Mt. St. George area. The weed was uprooted and burned in a raid supervised by Sgt. Stewart of the Tobago Division. Officers attached to both the Crown Point Police Station and Tobago Division Task Force, ...

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(GUYANA CHRONICLE) — The police have recovered four weapons and a quantity of matching ammunition from a makeshift tree house/camp after they shot and killed three career criminals in the backlands of Johanna, South Black Bush Polder, on Sunday. According to sources close to the investigation, the police recovered one AR-15 assault rifle, one nine-millimetre ...

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