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Bermuda’s Cannabis Reform Push Dealt Blow After Losing Critical Vote

In a 6-5 vote, the Senate killed a bill that would have legalized cannabis for adult use. The Attorney General said that the government “will not be deterred” from pursuing reforms.

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Jamaica Shuffles Cannabis Leadership Ahead of Export Regulations Announcement

Jamaica’s industry has drawn significant interest from international investors, due to the island's historical association with cannabis and low-cost production.

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Bermuda Prepares To Lock Horns With United Kingdom Over Adult Use Cannabis

A bill to legalize cannabis for adult use is advancing in Bermuda, but the UK is likely to withhold support.

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As US Virgin Islands Cannabis Board Hosts First Town Hall, Residents Decry Delays

The USVI medical cannabis roll-out is taking years, which could slow down the governor’s adult use cannabis plans.

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Bahamas: Prime Minister Commits to Medicinal Cannabis, But Not Adult Use

A legislative committee has been formed to craft a proposal to legalize medical cannabis and to expunge records.

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Barbados Medical Cannabis Industry Launches, Aims to Boost Small Farmers

Barbados will also implement a system to track and trace cannabis from seed to sale, the Caribbean island nation’s cannabis regulator said last week.

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Trinidad and Tobago: Locals Fight for Foothold as Cannabis Industry Bill Goes To Key Committee

The committee must deliver its report on the bill by December 31.

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British Virgin Islands: Medical Cannabis Momentum Stalls

Without the signature of Governor Augustus Jaspert, medical cannabis legislation can’t be formally adopted.

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Dominica’s Parliament Passes Cannabis Decriminalization Bill

This week, the government approved a bill to remove penalties for possession of up to 28 grams of cannabis, while looking to create revenue from cannabis.

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Saint Lucia Joins the Race to Legalize Cannabis

The nation’s leaders have agreed to draw up adult-use legislation and set a date to vote on it.

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Jamaica Unveils New Cannabis Standards, With an Eye Toward the Global Industry

“While we are a locally-based industry, we are globally focused,” said Minister Floyd Green.

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Saint Lucia Considers the Economics of Cannabis Reform

An analysis presents a case for adult-use, among other reforms, as the country’s leaders consider how to shape legislation.

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The British Virgin Islands: Yes to Medical Cannabis but No to Adult Use

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.

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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.

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Bermuda Talks Banking as Cannabis Bill Goes to Public Consultations

A draft bill to legalize cannabis for adult use was released last week for public input.

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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.