Articles By Clydeen McDonald

Caribbean

Bermuda’s Cannabis Reform Push Dealt Blow After Losing Critical Vote

In a 6-5 vote, the Senate killed a bill that would have legalized cannabis for adult use. The Attorney General said that the government “will not be deterred” from pursuing reforms.

Caribbean

Jamaica Shuffles Cannabis Leadership Ahead of Export Regulations Announcement

Jamaica’s industry has drawn significant interest from international investors, due to the island's historical association with cannabis and low-cost production.

Caribbean

Bermuda Prepares To Lock Horns With United Kingdom Over Adult Use Cannabis

A bill to legalize cannabis for adult use is advancing in Bermuda, but the UK is likely to withhold support.

Caribbean

As US Virgin Islands Cannabis Board Hosts First Town Hall, Residents Decry Delays

The USVI medical cannabis roll-out is taking years, which could slow down the governor’s adult use cannabis plans.

Caribbean

Bahamas: Prime Minister Commits to Medicinal Cannabis, But Not Adult Use

A legislative committee has been formed to craft a proposal to legalize medical cannabis and to expunge records.

Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago: Locals Fight for Foothold as Cannabis Industry Bill Goes To Key Committee

The committee must deliver its report on the bill by December 31.

Caribbean

British Virgin Islands: Medical Cannabis Momentum Stalls

Without the signature of Governor Augustus Jaspert, medical cannabis legislation can’t be formally adopted.

Business

A Virgin Island Legalization Plan Rests on Tourism. Are the Tourists Coming?

Critics want to slow down and get the plan right, and some worry that Covid may render projections too rosy.

Caribbean

Saint Lucia Joins the Race to Legalize Cannabis

The nation’s leaders have agreed to draw up adult-use legislation and set a date to vote on it.