Articles By Clydeen McDonald

Caribbean

Saint Kitts Lawmakers Approve Cannabis Reforms, Open Door for Industry

Lawmakers approved legislation to establish a Medicinal Cannabis Authority that would create licenses for everything from cultivation to consumption spaces.

Caribbean

Saint Vincent Targets Cannabis Industry Development in 2020 Economic Plan

While Saint Vincent expects a boost in cannabis revenue, US banking hurdles remain a major headache in the Caribbean.

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Next Up for Cannabis Reform in the Caribbean: The Bahamas

Cannabis Wire reviewed a summary of the report sent to the prime minister that recommends both medical and adult use legalization.

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Jamaica Moves to Give Traditional Farmers a Cut of the Legal Cannabis Industry

The government wants to transition illegal cannabis growers into the legal industry, and to get exports underway.

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Barbados Tiptoes Ahead With Cannabis Plans—Carefully

The island will soon accept applications for medical cannabis cultivation licenses, but decriminalization will have to wait.

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Trinidad and Tobago Poised to Create Cannabis Industry

A decriminalization bill that also allows import, export, and business licenses is on the president’s desk.

Caribbean

Trinidad and Tobago: The House Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis

After a marathon debate, lawmakers in the Caribbean’s largest economy pushed forward a bill that is likely to spark further reform in the region. Next: the Senate, possibly before the end of the year.

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Trinidad and Tobago Moves to Decriminalize, Establish Cannabis Economy

Activists have had mixed reactions to the draft legislation and say that lawmakers should allow for a full adult use industry.

Caribbean

Q&A: As Cannabis Reform Stalls in Trinidad and Tobago, An Activist Peers Ahead

Nazma Muller is entering her fifth week of protest outside Trinidad and Tobago’s Parliament, as she pushes hard for cannabis law reform, and to include local players in an emerging legal industry.