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The newly formed Marijuana Commission on Friday held its first meeting to plan the way forward for activities. In a March interview with the STAR, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet announced a decision had been reached to decriminalize cannabis, following which commercial opportunities would be looked into. Then last month Commerce Minister Bradley Felix, the government’s point man on cannabis, announced the formation of a Marijuana Commission mandated to “consult and provide advice on the design of a legislative and regulatory framework for cannabis”.

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – The Barbados government has given members of the Rastafarian movement the assurance that it has set aside at least 60 acres of land for its members to grow marijuana legally. Agriculture Minister Indar Weir, speaking in parliament on Friday, is also promising the group that it would play a major role […]

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Nazma Muller, founder of the Caribbean Collective for Justice and a staunch advocate for the legalisation of marijuana in the region, has long maintained that it’s unconscionable that Trinidad and Tobago’s ministry of health has never exercised clauses to amendments made to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 2000, which allows for […]
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On Tuesday St. Kitts and Nevis came one step closer to joining fellow CARICOM members Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica and St. Vincent aboard the cannabis train. In keeping with its plan to regulate and control the use of cannabis for medicinal, religious and recreational purposes, the government introduced, at the National Assembly, the Drugs (Prevention and Abatement of the Misuse and Abuse of Drugs) (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The move follows the establishment in 2017 of a National Marijuana Commission.

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CMC News:– The St Kitts and Nevis government Monday said it would table legislation in the Parliament on Tuesday allowing for the regulated and controlled use of marijuana for medicinal, scientific, religious and recreational purposes in the twin island Federation. A government statement said that Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris will table the amendments to the […]

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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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