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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?

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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.