Articles By Clydeen McDonald
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.
Jamaica’s industry has drawn significant interest from international investors, due to the island's historical association with cannabis and low-cost production.
A bill to legalize cannabis for adult use is advancing in Bermuda, but the UK is likely to withhold support.
The USVI medical cannabis roll-out is taking years, which could slow down the governor’s adult use cannabis plans.
A legislative committee has been formed to craft a proposal to legalize medical cannabis and to expunge records.
The committee must deliver its report on the bill by December 31.
Without the signature of Governor Augustus Jaspert, medical cannabis legislation can’t be formally adopted.
Critics want to slow down and get the plan right, and some worry that Covid may render projections too rosy.