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Barbados Tiptoes Ahead With Cannabis Plans—Carefully

The island will soon accept applications for medical cannabis cultivation licenses, but decriminalization will have to wait.

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Trinidad and Tobago Poised to Create Cannabis Industry

A decriminalization bill that also allows import, export, and business licenses is on the president’s desk.

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Trinidad and Tobago: The House Votes to Decriminalize Cannabis

After a marathon debate, lawmakers in the Caribbean’s largest economy pushed forward a bill that is likely to spark further reform in the region. Next: the Senate, possibly before the end of the year.

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Cannabis and the Caribbean, Part II: Dangers and Opportunities

“It makes no sense to create wealth that will only increase economic inequality”—David Burt, premier of Bermuda

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Cannabis in the Caribbean, Part I: Change is Coming

Laws are loosening and investors are interested, but who will reap the benefits?

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Trinidad and Tobago Moves to Decriminalize, Establish Cannabis Economy

Activists have had mixed reactions to the draft legislation and say that lawmakers should allow for a full adult use industry.

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Q&A: As Cannabis Reform Stalls in Trinidad and Tobago, An Activist Peers Ahead

Nazma Muller is entering her fifth week of protest outside Trinidad and Tobago’s Parliament, as she pushes hard for cannabis law reform, and to include local players in an emerging legal industry.

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Jamaica’s Big Bet on Cannabis Research Partnerships

The country is partnering with Harvard to research and develop “high-quality” strains of medical cannabis, aiming to "transform and diversify the Jamaican national economy.”

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Barbados and Medical Cannabis: A Drive to Keep the Industry Partially Local

A bill under discussion would cap foreign investment and also give land to locals for cultivation.

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Mixed Reactions as Barbados Prepares to Debate a Medical Cannabis Bill

Economists see a step in the right direction; activists would like something bigger.

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Barbados Becomes Latest Caribbean Nation to Introduce Cannabis Bill

The debate surrounding the legalization—or even decriminalization—of cannabis in Barbados has been contentious.