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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.

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As U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Reintroduces Cannabis Legalization, Debate Returns to Taxes

A similar bill failed in December amid debate over whether cannabis tax revenue should go toward saving the pension fund, or toward boosting other sectors, such as infrastructure and tourism.

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Jamaica: As the Cannabis Industry Awaits Delayed Reforms, Regulators Push Temporary Measures

With cannabis developments slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, bureaucrats shift some regulations to boost the industry, such as export and online sales for patients.

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Jamaica: Cannabis Export Rules, Though Eagerly Anticipated, Are Delayed

But post COVID-19 pandemic, the nation still aims for growth in the industry.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic is Slowing Cannabis Reform in the Caribbean

Parliamentary meetings, regulatory rule setting, and investment summits are being postponed, slowing what had been steady progress in the region.

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Saint Vincent: Illicit Cannabis Cultivators Get an Amnesty Offer

The government has also opened the door—part way—to banking licensed growers.

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Bahamas Cannabis Legalization Plan May Depend, in Part, on a Survey

The National Commission on Marijuana, split on adult use legalization, puts the question to the public.

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Saint Kitts Lawmakers Approve Cannabis Reforms, Open Door for Industry

Lawmakers approved legislation to establish a Medicinal Cannabis Authority that would create licenses for everything from cultivation to consumption spaces.