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Caribbean

In Trinidad and Tobago, Medical Cannabis Clears a Major Hurdle

The House of Representatives passed a bill, years in the making, to legalize and regulate cannabis for medical and religious purposes.

Mexico

Mexico: Cannabis Regulation is Still Stalled

A proposal circulated but was quickly halted as ruling party members disagreed on the way forward.

Global, United States

Cannabis Wire’s Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2021

From Amazon lobbying on cannabis to the first federal definition of a THC dose, here are Cannabis Wire's most-read stories of 2021.

Mexico

Mexico: Cannabis Legalization Stumbles—Again

Three years after the Supreme Court ruled out prohibition, lawmakers still haven’t reached consensus on regulation.

UK/Europe

Malta’s President Signs Cannabis Legalization Bill

The country is the first in the European Union to legalize cannabis possession and cultivation for non-medical purposes, with others expected to follow in 2022.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Hits the Brakes on Legalizing Medical Cannabis and Hemp

After months of delays, a bill to legalize and regulate both came within a whisker of passing. But it was re-routed at the last minute, and its future is unclear.

Panama

Panama’s President Signs a Medicinal Cannabis Bill

After a five-year push, activists celebrated the new law, though some of them say it is still too restrictive.

Caribbean

Saint Lucia Tackles Long-Promised Cannabis Reform

With revenue from a new industry in mind, the country aims to catch up with some Caribbean neighbors.

Caribbean

Belize: A Cannabis Legalization Bill Hits Some Headwinds

For different reasons, the religious community and the hemp industry both want to tap the brakes on cannabis reform.

Caribbean

In Barbados, Rising Calls for Cannabis Legalization Debate

The Caribbean island nation has launched its medical cannabis industry, and now seeks to balance social costs with economic benefits in adopting further reforms.

Argentina

Argentina Prepares to Expand Medical Cannabis and Hemp Industries

A bill regulating both has already passed in the Senate and it is expected to sail through the Chamber of Deputies.

Australia

Will Australia Step Toward Legal Cannabis?

A parliamentary committee in Australia’s second most populous state has, after months of meetings and public comment, released a report calling for consideration of legal cannabis.

Caribbean

Saint Lucia: After a National Election Favorable to Cannabis Reform, Activists Start the Countdown

Voters may have warmed to the economic case for a new legal industry.

Colombia

With Exports, Colombia Aims to “Play Big” in the Global Cannabis Industry

President Iván Duque issued a decree to lift a ban on cannabis flower exports, five years after medical cannabis became legal, and the industry sees opportunity.

Caribbean

Antigua Bets on a Public-Private Partnership for Cannabis Cultivation

The venture represents the first time a government in the Caribbean has entered the industry as an asset holder and investor.

Mexico

Mexico’s Supreme Court Votes to End Cannabis Prohibition

In an historic vote, cannabis prohibition was deemed unconstitutional by Mexico’s Supreme Court.