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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.

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Saint Vincent Targets Cannabis Industry Development in 2020 Economic Plan

While Saint Vincent expects a boost in cannabis revenue, US banking hurdles remain a major headache in the Caribbean.

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Next Up for Cannabis Reform in the Caribbean: The Bahamas

Cannabis Wire reviewed a summary of the report sent to the prime minister that recommends both medical and adult use legalization.

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Jamaica Moves to Give Traditional Farmers a Cut of the Legal Cannabis Industry

The government wants to transition illegal cannabis growers into the legal industry, and to get exports underway.

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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?