Articles By Clydeen McDonald
The island will soon accept applications for medical cannabis cultivation licenses, but decriminalization will have to wait.
A decriminalization bill that also allows import, export, and business licenses is on the president’s desk.
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.
Activists have had mixed reactions to the draft legislation and say that lawmakers should allow for a full adult use industry.
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.
A bill under discussion would cap foreign investment and also give land to locals for cultivation.
Economists see a step in the right direction; activists would like something bigger.
The debate surrounding the legalization—or even decriminalization—of cannabis in Barbados has been contentious.