Articles By Clydeen McDonald
Critics want to slow down and get the plan right, and some worry that Covid may render projections too rosy.
The nation’s leaders have agreed to draw up adult-use legislation and set a date to vote on it.
“While we are a locally-based industry, we are globally focused,” said Minister Floyd Green.
An analysis presents a case for adult-use, among other reforms, as the country’s leaders consider how to shape legislation.
With an eye toward exports, the BVI government aims to create a $30 million industry for domestically cultivated cannabis. But high fines and long sentences stay in place.
Trinidad and Tobago: The Good, the Bad, and the Confusing From the First Six Months of Cannabis Decriminalization
Arrests are down, illicit crops are up, and everyone awaits further legislation.
A draft bill to legalize cannabis for adult use was released last week for public input.
Barbados: A Medical Cannabis Industry Seems Close to Launch, but Small Farmers Fear They’ll Be Left Behind
At a meeting, regulators hear worries that big international companies will dominate.
A similar bill failed in December amid debate over whether cannabis tax revenue should go toward saving the pension fund, or toward boosting other sectors, such as infrastructure and tourism.