With revenue from a new industry in mind, the country aims to catch up with some Caribbean neighbors.
For different reasons, the religious community and the hemp industry both want to tap the brakes on cannabis reform.
The Caribbean island nation has launched its medical cannabis industry, and now seeks to balance social costs with economic benefits in adopting further reforms.
A bill regulating both has already passed in the Senate and it is expected to sail through the Chamber of Deputies.
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.
Voters may have warmed to the economic case for a new legal 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.
The venture represents the first time a government in the Caribbean has entered the industry as an asset holder and investor.
In an historic vote, cannabis prohibition was deemed unconstitutional by Mexico’s Supreme Court.
An interview with the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, who is also the incoming Chair of CARICOM, the organization that strives for economic cooperation among its fifteen Caribbean members.
The report, which recommended a global ban on advertising, and addressed a rise in high-THC flower amid a decline in youth perceptions of harm, went deeper on cannabis trends than in prior years.
Lawmakers have released a report on a bill to legalize and regulate cannabis for medical, research, and religious purposes, with an eye toward export.
The event, focused on accreditation of the country’s cannabis industry, was held in advance of World Accreditation Day on June 9.
While some lawmakers are considering a special session, the Supreme Court could also take action.
The country’s five-year old medical cannabis program is slowly taking shape, and more robust reforms may be on the horizon.
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