Article – Cannabis Wire: Cannabis in the Caribbean, Part I: Change is Coming

Article – Cannabis Wire: Cannabis in the Caribbean, Part I: Change is Coming

Here’s the introduction to their piece – well worth reading the full piece and keeping an eye out for Pt 2 if you are looking for an overview of what’s happening in the Caribbean or as we say in the Uk The West Indies.. This is the first of two parts. The second will be published tomorrow.  Cannabis reform is picking up momentum in the Caribbean. In recent years, jurisdictions throughout the area have softened their stance on the plant, largely through policies that have decriminalized simple possession and established robust programs for medical cannabis use and sales. The trend began in Jamaica, which set off a chain reaction in 2015. That year, the island nation passed a law that decriminalizes possession of up to about fifty-six grams (two ounces) of cannabis, allows for the home cultivation of up to five plants, and establishes an agency to regulate medical use. In 2016, the Cayman Islands followed suit, approving imports and sales of cannabis extracts and tinctures. Then, in 2017, Bermuda amended its Misuse of Drugs Act, effectively decriminalizing the possession of less than seven grams. In this same vein, Antigua and Barbuda approved the home cultivation of up to four plants and decriminalized the possession of up…

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