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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Q&A: A Caribbean Leader Talks Cannabis, Banks, and Regional Cooperation

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.

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After Long Delays, New Report is a Step Toward Regulated Cannabis in Trinidad and Tobago

Lawmakers have released a report on a bill to legalize and regulate cannabis for medical, research, and religious purposes, with an eye toward export.

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Jamaica Hosts “Candid Conversation about Cannabis” with Regulators, Officials

The event, focused on accreditation of the country’s cannabis industry, was held in advance of World Accreditation Day on June 9.

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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.