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The Future of Cannabis in the Caribbean [23.04.2021] Two years after the presentation of the 2018 CARICOM report “Waiting to Exhale - Safeguarding our future through responsible socio-legal policy on Ma ...
New chairman of CLA wants ganja industry to earn maximum benefits globally [02.04.2021] Reforming the Cannabis industry into one which earns maximum benefits globally, is the goal of newly appointed Chairman for the Cannabis Licensing Au ...
GG says gov’t to introduce game-changing Cannabis Bill [16.03.2021] Governor-General Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac has announced that the government will be proposing a Cannabis Bill to govern the industry in Saint Lucia ...
Golding pledges to overhaul ganja industry [16.03.2021] Leader of the Opposition, Mark Golding, says Jamaica's ganja industry can assist in the economic recovery of the island, providing much needed foreig ...
Minor drug offences can now be expunged, Minister [13.03.2021] People convicted of minor drug offences can have their convictions expunged, the Attorney-General said. But Kathy Lynn Simmons warned that offenders ...
Ganja growers want meeting with Industry Minister, call for amnesty [12.03.2021] The Ganja Growers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) has called for a meeting the Ministry of Industry Investment & Commerce (MIIC) to discuss the issue of ...
Bermuda Senate rejects controversial cannabis law [05.03.2021] The ruling Progressive Labour Party (PLP) has reacted angrily after the Senate rejected a controversial law to legalise cannabis, which will now be s ...
Burt refuses to confirm warning from Governor over cannabis law [24.02.2021] Premier David Burt refused to confirm whether he had held any discussions with the Governor on cannabis regulations approved by the House of Assembly ...
Burt warns London over cannabis licensing act [20.02.2021] Premier David Burt has expressed doubt over whether a new law to license cannabis production in Bermuda will get the royal assent from Governor Rena ...
Jamaica faces marijuana shortage as farmers struggle [05.02.2021] Jamaica is running low on ganja. Heavy rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana ...
Experts: Legal cannabis can spur Caribbean economies [10.01.2021] Entrepreneurs eager to enter the marijuana business are calling on the Government of Trinidad & Tobago to bring legislation which will allow them to ...
Legal cannabis law tabled in House of Assembly [12.12.2020] Legislation to lay the framework for legal cannabis in Bermuda was tabled in the House of Assembly. Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General and the ...
Position Paper of the Fair Trade Cannabis Working Group in the Caribbean [29.10.2020] The Position Paper "For inclusive business models, well designed laws and fair(er) trade options for small-scale traditional cannabis farmers” produc ...
Dominica parliament amends marijuana legislation [27.10.2020] The Dominica parliament approved the amendment to the Drugs Prevention Misuse Act even as government legislators urged that the passage of the bill s ...
Government plans to fine persons caught with a spliff [15.09.2020] The Barbados Government has announced the coming of a major shift in the Drug Abuse (Prevention and Control) Act. Persons found in possession of minu ...
Bermuda’s consultations on recreational cannabis bill generally supportive [06.08.2020] A refined draft bill to lay the legal groundwork for a regulated adult-use cannabis regime in Bermuda will soon be presented to the island’s legislat ...
Saint Lucia Cabinet authorizes the drafting of a legislative and regulatory framework for cannabis [28.07.2020] The Saint Lucia government’s point man on cannabis, Commerce Minister Bradley Felix, has announced that authorization has been given to draft a legis ...
GGPAJ welcomes start of the consultation process on 'Special Permits' [04.07.2020] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPA) welcomed the start of the consultation process for the special permit policy for the cannabis indu ...
Growers association calls ganja industry a failed experiment [15.06.2020] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPAJ) says despite the success of several Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) operators, Jamaica's regul ...
Saint Lucia cabinet to deliberate on cannabis commission’s proposals [15.06.2020] Over ten months since the Saint Lucia government announced the formation of a Cannabis Commission, a report has been presented to the cabinet of mini ...
Legalise it? Public invited to have a say [04.06.2020] Draft legislation for the legalisation of cannabis is to be put out for public consultation in Bermuda, the Attorney-General said. Kathy Lynn Simmons ...
As cannabis market softens, some investors pulling back [24.05.2020] Aurora, a Canadian listed cannabis company, has sold its Jamaica asset for less than its CDN$4.5 million ­valuation in order to get cash. “The compan ...
Licensed retail herb houses can now sell to qualified patients online [16.05.2020] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has established interim measures to facilitate online sales by licensed retail herb houses to registered patie ...
Smokable cocaine markets in Latin America and the Caribbean [01.03.2020] The smokable cocaine market was established decades ago, and is definitely not a new phenomenon. Rather than disappear, it is undergoing a slow expan ...
Gov’t assisting transition of traditional ganja growers to legal industry [25.02.2020] Minister of State for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says the Government, through its Alternative Development Programme ...
A 70/30 split on investment in medical cannabis industry [22.02.2020] Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir is making it clear that 30 per cent of any investment coming to Barbados for the medicinal canna ...
Ganja growers want answers [07.02.2020] Ganja growers are calling on the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) to clarify the conditions under which cannabis has been exported from Jamaica, ev ...
NCSA keeping 'eye' on marijuana cultivation by Rastas [13.01.2020] The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) has said they will be monitoring closely the new legislation which allows Rastafarians in Barbados to ...
New marijuana legislation affects illegal trade [02.01.2020] It was sold on the streets and at parties. It was sold to people from all walks of life, from university students to businessmen to middle-class work ...
Marijuana commission greenlights recreational and medicinal usage [23.12.2019] The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has green-lighted recreational and medicinal marijuana, insisting that Bahamians should own 51 percent o ...
Trinidad and Tobago lawmakers approve marijuana decriminalization bill [12.12.2019] A bill to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in Trinidad and Tobago, the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019, was approved by the nation’ ...
Government passes ganja legislation for Rastafarians, conditions apply [24.11.2019] Government has officially passed legislation to allow the local Rastafarian community to use cannabis, however, those seeking to take advantage of th ...
De Caires has high hopes despite pace of Cannabis Commission! [17.11.2019] Andre De Caires of the Cannabis Movement of St. Lucia is not satisfied with the pace at which the recently formed Cannabis Commission is working. The ...
Rastas to get approval for cannabis use in Barbados [07.11.2019] Rastafarians in Barbados will be permitted to use cannabis for sacramental purposes. The announcement was made during a Sitting in the House of Parli ...
Glimmer of hope for cannabis industry as talks continue with US [31.10.2019] Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Investment, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Dermon Spence has indicated that there could be headway in sig ...
Jamaica joins global stock markets in bracing for impact of Cannabis Banking Bill [11.10.2019] The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has joined other stock markets across the globe in bracing for the impact of the Cannabis Banking Bill, which is cur ...
Canada’s cannabis colonialism [09.10.2019] Canadian weed companies have their eye on a massive prize: the lucrative medical and adult cannabis markets that are emerging around the world. Much ...
'No plantation mentality!' [03.10.2019] Noted cannabis advocate Ras Iyah V has issued a warning to prospective overseas investors who may have intentions of exploiting small ganja farmers t ...
Strike cannabis off Controlled Substances Act [30.09.2019] Cannabis guru Ras Iyah V says the time has come for developing nations, including those of the Caribbean, to collectively lobby the US to strike cann ...
Caribbean gov’ts urged to take unified approach to cannabis trade [27.09.2019] St Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar is calling for Caricom and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) t ...
Marijuana Commission holds first meeting [07.09.2019] The newly formed Marijuana Commission held its first meeting to plan the way forward for activities. In a March interview, Prime Minister Allen Chast ...
Ganja export regulations to be finalised September [16.08.2019] The Jamaican Government is finalising legislation to allow for marijuana producers to export. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheri ...
St Kitts Gov't tables legislation to allow for marijuana use [29.07.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis government said it would table legislation in the Parliament allowing for the regulated and controlled use of marijuana for medici ...
St Vincent hops onto ganja train [27.07.2019] The St Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament has amended legislation that would make smoking two ounces (56 grammes) or less of marijuana a ticketabl ...
Licences approved as St Vincent's Cannabis industry opens [15.07.2019] St Vincent’s Medicinal Marijuana industry is a go. Over 30 licences have been approved by the Medicinal Cannabis Authority (MCA) for the cultivation, ...
Cannabis pilot project agreement signed in Accompong [10.07.2019] A tripartite agreement was signed to implement a cannabis pilot programme in Accompong, St Elizabeth, under the Cannabis Licensing Authority's (CLA) ...
CARICOM Secretary General addresses marijuana commission recommendations [06.07.2019] Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque has warned the region against trading cannabis through member states. He made t ...
Opposition MP calls for policy on cannabis [03.07.2019] Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging the Government to formulate a policy framework to define its position on cannabis. Cann ...
Seiveright urges European stakeholders to bolster cannabis push [27.06.2019] Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Delano Seiveright, encouraged European stakeholders to continue to pursue further cannabis-related refo ...
In the land with a rich history of growing weed, cannabis capitalism is an uneasy fit [05.06.2019] There’s a hint of disappointment in Courtney Betty’s voice when he talks about the present state of Jamaica’s legal medicinal cannabis regime. “I don ...
Battle brewing [13.05.2019] The Ganja Growers Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) says it is strongly opposed to the Government's embrace of hemp cultivation and has made a nu ...
High expectations for ganja in St Kitts, Dominica and Antigua [10.05.2019] American businessman, Chase Ergen and Greek billionaire, Alki David, have formed a consortium aimed at developing the cannabis business in the Easter ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as ...
Cannabis banking prospects improve; scepticism and stigma remain [10.04.2019] The nascent medical cannabis business in Jamaica is challenged by limited access to banking facilities. Many of the major banks have asked clients en ...
Barbados tells of plans to develop cannabis industry [29.03.2019] Barbados has announced plans to establish a medicinal cannabis industry project implementation unit tasked with establishing the administrative frame ...
CLA tasked with fast tracking cannabis licensing process [16.03.2019] Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green has directed the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) t ...
Marijuana farmers, company haggle over price [08.03.2019] The President of the Cannabis Revival Committee (CRC) in St Vincent and Grenadines, Junior “Spirit” Cottle, is urging farmers not to accept anything ...
St Kitts-Nevis joins 'ganja train' Gov't accepts recommendations on use of marijuana in federation [22.02.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis Government says it will consider and consult further on creating the framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes aft ...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
AG: Marijuana consultations to start this month [14.01.2019] Public consultations on the decriminalisation of marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago will begin on January 23. Despite calls for the drug to be legalise ...
Small farmers to begin benefitting from ganja industry [08.01.2019] Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Alternative Development Programme (ADP), which will provide an avenue for small ganja farmers to benefit ...
Decriminalisation of marijuana in T&T by June 2019 says Rowley [22.12.2018] Marijuana should decriminalised in Trinidad and Tobago by mid-2019. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley made the revelation while speaking with reporters ...
Swiss eye local ganja [17.12.2018] The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica's medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation th ...
St Vincent Parliament approves legislation decriminalising marijuana [14.12.2018] St Vincent and the Grenadines has become the first Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member to pass legislation allowing for the decrim ...
Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana [08.12.2018] The Barbados government says it will soon develop a framework for medical cannabis, even as it noted that decriminalisation of marijuana for recreati ...
Legalization of recreational marijuana will result in international sanctions – PM [30.11.2018] St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) cannot legalize marijuana for recreational purposes without facing sanctions internationally. And persons who say ...
Marijuana bill due before Antigua-Barbuda parliament before Christmas [24.11.2018] A bill that will allow residents to possess and use small quantities of marijuana will go before parliament on 12 December for the first time. Accord ...
Head of Caricom Commission calls for change in cannabis laws [19.11.2018] Chairperson of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Commission on Marijuana, Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, has called for a change in the region's ...
Canada's legalization of marijuana could hurt farmers in poorer countries [17.10.2018] For decades poor farmers in countries like Jamaica and Morocco have risked the wrath of governments to grow cannabis as a cash crop. But as Canada be ...
Support grows for marijuana decriminalisation across region [16.10.2018] The chairperson of the Caricom Regional Commission on Marijuana Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine says there's much support across the region for th ...
ConCourt Cannabis Judgment: What was the reasoning and what does it mean? [18.09.2018] The Constitutional Court decriminalised the possession and cultivation of cannabis in private by adults for personal private consumption in Minister ...
PM: Government to review marijuana legislation in 2019 [09.09.2018] Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says Government will examine marijuana legislation in 2019 with a view toward possibly decriminalising the plant. Rowl ...
Weeks: we need to talk about cannabis [25.07.2018] More changes to the law on cannabis could be in the works, the Minister of Social Development and Sport in Bermuda has signalled. Michael Weeks said ...
Public consultations on decriminalising marijuana [24.07.2018] Government and the Caribbean Collective For Justice (CCFJ) have agreed there should be public consultations about the decriminalising of marijuana. A ...
CARICOM report says legalize marijuana use [09.07.2018] The CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana has recommended the declassification of marijuana as a dangerous drug in all legislation and the reclass ...
Caricom Commission: Marijuana laws too draconian [08.07.2018] The Caricom Regional Commission on Marijuana has labelled existing regional marijuana laws as draconian and one which carries with it inappropriate c ...
CARICOM heads to consider dismantling marijuana prohibition [02.07.2018] The dismantling of the prohibition of marijuana in its totality across member states is a key recommendation contained in the report of the CARICOM R ...
Grenada PM contemplates decriminalising marijuana [25.06.2018] Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell believes the time has come for Grenada to reconsider decriminalising the use of marijuana and other forms of recreat ...
Dominica minister wants debate on decriminalisation of marijuana [01.06.2018] A senior government minister says he remains baffled as to why Dominicans are afraid of debating the issue of decriminalisation of marijuana whether ...
CARPHA executive director urges caution on decriminalisation of marijuana [24.04.2018] The executive director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr James Hosepdales, is urging regional countries to “proceed w ...
T&T petition for decriminalisation of marijuana gathers momentum [20.04.2018] As other Caribbean countries continue to decriminalise marijuana, several groups in Trinidad and Tobago are calling on government to reassess legisla ...
Cannabis group discusses medical marijuana sector [22.02.2018] More than 25 persons representing cannabis growers and consumers from several communities throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines met at Victoria P ...
Lower House passes “ganja bill” [07.02.2018] A bill to decriminalise up to 15 grammes of cannabis for personal use passed in the House of Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda. The Misuse of Dr ...
St Vincent gov't not yet prepared to 'free up the weed' [07.02.2018] The St Vincent and the Grenadines government will not heed, at this time, calls for the decriminalisation of marijuana for recreational use. Finance ...
Caricom commission submits ganja report [25.01.2018] The Caribbean Community (Caricom) Regional Marijuana Commission established to investigate the issue of marijuana use in the region has submitted a s ...
The facts about ganja in Jamaica [21.01.2018] When the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015 came into effect on April 15, 2015, new provisions were put in place regarding the possession and smoki ...
Caricom: The people say 'legalise it' [21.01.2018] Across the Caribbean the strongest view expressed about cannabis is that it ought to be decriminalised or legalised, says head of Caricom's Regional ...
Bahamas contemplates decriminalising marijuana [12.01.2018] A movement is building in the Bahamas to decriminalise marijuana. This follows a town hall meeting held here by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reg ...
Belize GG assents to legislation allowing for decriminalisation of marijuana [03.11.2017] One week after the Belize Senate gave the green light to the passage of legislation decriminalising 10 grams or less of marijuana, Governor General S ...
Guyana to host consultations on marijuana use [03.11.2017] Guyana will host a consultation on the use of marijuana as part of the efforts by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to conduct in-depth resea ...
Belize gives nod to amend legislation regarding marijuana use [21.10.2017] The Belize Parliament has given the green light to the amendment of the Misuse of Drugs Act with bipartisan support. The Dean Barrow government had i ...
Most St Lucians in favour of decriminalisation of marijuana — poll [14.10.2017] Most St Lucians are either in support of the legalisation or partial decriminalisation of marijuana according to a poll conducted by the Barbados-bas ...
Bermuda to decriminalise small amounts of ganja [08.09.2017] The new Progressive Labour Party (PLP) government says it will introduce legislation to decriminalise cannabis possession if the amount is under seve ...
St Kitts-Nevis to establish national commission on marijuana [08.04.2017] St Kitts and Nevis prime minister, Timothy Harris, announced the establishment of a National Commission on Marijuana, to be headed by acting chief me ...
Chuck promises Rastas speedy approval of ganja requests [12.12.2016] Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has moved to assure members of the Rastafarian faith in Jamaica that their requests to transport ganja to be smoked as ...
Ganja debate gone up in smoke [09.12.2016] Why, after all the excitement occasioned by the forthrightness of Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, the one who first broached the issue at a regio ...
Caribbean urged to rethink hard stance on marijuana [22.09.2016] Chairman of the CARICOM Commission on Marijuana, Professor Wendel Abel, believes the Caribbean can benefit greatly from the decriminalisation of smal ...
Review ganja laws [22.09.2016] The Government of Barbados will have to face the fact that more and more Barbadians, particularly young people, are open to the decriminalization of ...
It is time for a new CARICOM policy on marijuana [17.08.2016] In April 2016 the UN General Assembly Special Session on Drugs ended without any significant change to the the UN Drug Control Conventions, despite s ...
Caricom decriminalisation of marijuana report expected next month [20.06.2016] St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Hon Dr Ralph Gonsalves believes another year of consultations is possible before a regional decision is ...
Holy herb or illegal drug? [19.06.2016] The Regional Commission on Marijuana, chaired by Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, the dean of the Faculty of Law at the St Augustine campus of the ...
T&T mulling decriminalising ganja [02.05.2016] The Trinidad and Tobago government is examining the possibility of decriminalising marijuana and is reviewing existing legislation as well as plannin ...
2015 the Year of Ganja in Jamaica [29.01.2016] The issue of ganja played very prominently in Jamaica in 2015 with some advocates trumpeting the dawn of a “new green golden kingdom”, while some opp ...
Gonsalves calls for collective Caribbean approach towards marijuana [27.01.2016] St Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is calling for a collective Caribbean approach regarding the trade and other benefits ...
Region should explore billion-dollar ganja industry, Caricom heads told [30.08.2015] The Caribbean Community (Caricom) is considered to have some 'competitive' advantage in the cultivation of the marijuana plant for medicinal purposes ...
Cultivating alternatives: Towards a regional cannabis model [14.06.2015] The decriminalization and regulation of cannabis has been occurring in many jurisdictions in the United States – but also closer to home and more sig ...
Cannabis in the Caribbean [12.05.2015] Patrick Junior Leon Cottle, co-founder of the St.Vincent and the Grenadines Cannabis Revivial Committee (SVGCRC), adresses in this video the group at ...
Puerto Rico governor signs order to legalize medical pot [02.05.2015] Puerto Rico's governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexp ...
Caribbean Drug Policy Dialogue 2015 San Juan (Puerto Rico) [24.04.2015] Focusing on the Caribbean region, the thirteenth Informal Drug Policy Dialogue in Latin America, was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 23-25 April ...
US president cautions against hopes of ganja legalisation [10.04.2015] President Barack Obama cautioned persons who have hopes of marijuana being legalised, as he explained the difference between legalisation and decrimi ...
Belize to decriminalize 10 grams of marijuana [02.03.2015] Cabinet and Parliament are soon expected to put their stamp of approval on a set of recommendations presented by the committee for the decriminalizat ...
Caribbean leaders form marijuana commission [26.02.2015] Just days after Jamaica became the first Caribbean nation to decriminalize small portions of pot, leaders of the Caribbean Community agreed on the co ...
Ganja law passed but awaits regulations [25.02.2015] The law effectively clears the way for the decriminalisation of two ounces of marijuana, making possession a ticketable offence. Under the amended la ...
St Lucia Cannabis Movement commends Jamaica for passing 'Ganja Bill' [25.02.2015] Chairman of the Cannabis Movement of St Lucia, Andre De Caires, has welcomed Jamaica's decision to give the green light to the so-called Ganja Bill, ...
Making a mountain out of a molehill: myths on youth and crime in Saint Lucia [15.12.2014] Caribbean states face challenges of youth involvement in crime, violence, gangs and other anti-social activities. It is not uncommonly heard the “dru ...
Race, class, and cannabis in the Caribbean [23.10.2014] Given the regional discussions of allowing the use of ganja for medicinal purposes—and its eventual decriminalization—two prominent ganja advocates i ...
Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities, April - June 2014 [15.07.2014] The dynamics of reform in the Americas continues. This time, the momentum comes from the Caribbean region. Jamaica and other Caribbean Community (CAR ...
Caricom creates commission to study legalization of medical marijuana [02.07.2014] The Caribbean trade bloc Caricom has created a commission to study whether the region's roughly 15 million people should be allowed to use medical ma ...
CARICOM did not consult us on ganja law reform - US [25.06.2014] William Brownfield, assistant secretary at the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, has charged that Jamaica and other C ...
Jamaica anticipates a marijuana rush as decriminalisation looms – but is it too late? [15.06.2014] Possession of a mere handful of marijuana has for decades clogged Jamaican courts with petty cases and distracted an undermanned police force from ta ...
Ganja laws: The Government's case for reform [14.06.2014] On June 2, Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These relate to the possession of small quantities for personal use, the sm ...
Jamaica set to decriminalise marijuana for personal use [12.06.2014] In Jamaica, plans are in the making for the decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of marijuana. "Cabinet approved certain changes to the l ...
Cabinet approves proposal to decriminalise small amounts of ganja [12.06.2014] The Jamaican government has approved proposed amendments to the law that will decriminalise the possession of small amounts of ganja. Justice Ministe ...
Ganja advocates demand gov't develops 12-point plan for the industry [24.05.2014] At the first Cannabis Conference held at the University of the West Indies, stakeholders have called for the criminal records of persons convicted fo ...
Caribbean countries consider loosening marijuana laws [28.03.2014] In Saint Vincent and across the Caribbean, marijuana is illegal, yet it is widely used, freely sold and openly puffed. It’s evidence of the shifting ...
Caricom leaders to debate marijuana legalization [07.03.2014] Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the r ...
Jamaica to decriminalise ganja by year end - gov't official [22.02.2014] Jamaica is to decriminalise ganja by year end as the government moves to capitalise on the booming marijuana trade internationally, said Science and ...
Why is Raymond Pryce so high on ganja? [27.01.2014] Raymond Pryce, the North East St Elizabeth member of parliament, is not only a lobbyist for decriminalisation /legalisation of ganja. He plans to opt ...
Local medical marijuana firm to open next week [30.11.2013] History is expected to be created next week when Jamaica's first medical marijuana company, which is intended to be instrumental in extracting the me ...
Most Jamaicans support ganja decriminalisation - study [27.11.2013] A recent study has found that a majority of Jamaica’s population may be in support of relaxing the laws prohibiting the use of marijuana. The study, ...
Follow Colorado on ganja [07.11.2013] The sky hasn't fallen in either Colorado, Washington State or anywhere over the United States. And it won't in Jamaica. It is high time, therefore, t ...
Gov't actively looking into reforming ganja law [27.10.2013] Justice Minister Mark Golding has said consideration is being given to reforming the law relating to ganja in Jamaica to allow its use, but within ce ...
Justify the weed - Justice minister to make constitutional case for revising ganja law [26.10.2013] With Jamaica's Ministry of Justice positioning itself to seek approval from Cabinet for the decriminalisation of marijuana, the justice minister Mark ...
Lawmakers give nod to decriminalisation of ganja [08.10.2013] Lawmakers in Jamaica gave the nod to Raymond Pryce's motion calling for the decriminalisation of ganja following two weeks of debate which saw member ...
Cabinet to consider changes to ganja laws [06.10.2013] Justice Minister Mark Golding says international events and changes in the United States - the chief opponent of Jamaica's decriminalisation efforts ...
Jamaica lawmakers debate pot decriminalization [23.09.2013] Lawmakers in Jamaica debated a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use by adults, where many islander ...
High time CARICOM discuss legalising marijuana – Gonsalves [10.09.2013] Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has written to the chair of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping calling for a discussion on the medicinal a ...
Shame, classism still define ganja smoking [31.08.2013] Advocates for the decriminalisation at a recent Gleaner Editors' Forum said it was unfortunate that the image of ganja users has remained the same fo ...
Ganja legalisation gaining traction [05.08.2013] The world is watching, with keen eyes, as legislators in Montevideo inch ever so close to making Uruguay the first country ever to legalise the produ ...
A case for use of resources [16.03.2013] Barbados High Court Judge Randall Worrell shocked Barbadians when he suggested laws here should be reviewed to decriminalize drug use and possession ...
Legalise ganja to treat HIV, cancer, doctors tell gov't [22.12.2012] Marcus Day of the Caribbean Drug and Alcohol Research Institute believes the time has come for regional governments to legalise marijuana to countera ...
Is the war on drugs in the Caribbean going up in smoke? [26.07.2012] With the decimation of St Lucia’s banana industry due to the collapse of preferential trade agreements with Europe, land which was once used to culti ...
Legal marijuana debated as Belize joins regional push on drugs [16.07.2012] Marijuana possession may be decriminalized in Belize as the Central American nation joins a list of countries from Mexico to Uruguay whose leaders ha ...
Jamaica panel to review pot decriminalization [13.04.2011] Top government officials will review recommendations to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal and religious use in Jama ...
Crack Heads and Roots Daughters [01.01.2002] An ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction ...

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