Items tagged with caribbean

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Bermuda’s consultations on recreational cannabis bill generally supportive [06.08.2020] A refined draft bill to lay the legal groundwork for a regulated adult-use cannabis regime in Bermuda will soon be presented to the island’s legislat ...
GGPAJ welcomes start of the consultation process on 'Special Permits' [04.07.2020] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPA) welcomed the start of the consultation process for the special permit policy for the cannabis indu ...
Growers association calls ganja industry a failed experiment [15.06.2020] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPAJ) says despite the success of several Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) operators, Jamaica's regul ...
Saint Lucia cabinet to deliberate on cannabis commission’s proposals [15.06.2020] Over ten months since the Saint Lucia government announced the formation of a Cannabis Commission, a report has been presented to the cabinet of mini ...
Legalise it? Public invited to have a say [04.06.2020] Draft legislation for the legalisation of cannabis is to be put out for public consultation in Bermuda, the Attorney-General said. Kathy Lynn Simmons ...
As cannabis market softens, some investors pulling back [24.05.2020] Aurora, a Canadian listed cannabis company, has sold its Jamaica asset for less than its CDN$4.5 million ­valuation in order to get cash. “The compan ...
Licensed retail herb houses can now sell to qualified patients online [16.05.2020] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has established interim measures to facilitate online sales by licensed retail herb houses to registered patie ...
Smokable cocaine markets in Latin America and the Caribbean [01.03.2020] The smokable cocaine market was established decades ago, and is definitely not a new phenomenon. Rather than disappear, it is undergoing a slow expan ...
Gov’t assisting transition of traditional ganja growers to legal industry [25.02.2020] Minister of State for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green, says the Government, through its Alternative Development Programme ...
A 70/30 split on investment in medical cannabis industry [22.02.2020] Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Indar Weir is making it clear that 30 per cent of any investment coming to Barbados for the medicinal canna ...
Ganja growers want answers [07.02.2020] Ganja growers are calling on the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) to clarify the conditions under which cannabis has been exported from Jamaica, ev ...
NCSA keeping 'eye' on marijuana cultivation by Rastas [13.01.2020] The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) has said they will be monitoring closely the new legislation which allows Rastafarians in Barbados to ...
New marijuana legislation affects illegal trade [02.01.2020] It was sold on the streets and at parties. It was sold to people from all walks of life, from university students to businessmen to middle-class work ...
Marijuana commission greenlights recreational and medicinal usage [23.12.2019] The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has green-lighted recreational and medicinal marijuana, insisting that Bahamians should own 51 percent o ...
Trinidad and Tobago lawmakers approve marijuana decriminalization bill [12.12.2019] A bill to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession in Trinidad and Tobago, the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2019, was approved by the nation’ ...
Government passes ganja legislation for Rastafarians, conditions apply [24.11.2019] Government has officially passed legislation to allow the local Rastafarian community to use cannabis, however, those seeking to take advantage of th ...
De Caires has high hopes despite pace of Cannabis Commission! [17.11.2019] Andre De Caires of the Cannabis Movement of St. Lucia is not satisfied with the pace at which the recently formed Cannabis Commission is working. The ...
Rastas to get approval for cannabis use in Barbados [07.11.2019] Rastafarians in Barbados will be permitted to use cannabis for sacramental purposes. The announcement was made during a Sitting in the House of Parli ...
Glimmer of hope for cannabis industry as talks continue with US [31.10.2019] Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Investment, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Dermon Spence has indicated that there could be headway in sig ...
Jamaica joins global stock markets in bracing for impact of Cannabis Banking Bill [11.10.2019] The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has joined other stock markets across the globe in bracing for the impact of the Cannabis Banking Bill, which is cur ...
Canada’s cannabis colonialism [09.10.2019] Canadian weed companies have their eye on a massive prize: the lucrative medical and adult cannabis markets that are emerging around the world. Much ...
'No plantation mentality!' [03.10.2019] Noted cannabis advocate Ras Iyah V has issued a warning to prospective overseas investors who may have intentions of exploiting small ganja farmers t ...
Strike cannabis off Controlled Substances Act [30.09.2019] Cannabis guru Ras Iyah V says the time has come for developing nations, including those of the Caribbean, to collectively lobby the US to strike cann ...
Caribbean gov’ts urged to take unified approach to cannabis trade [27.09.2019] St Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar is calling for Caricom and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) t ...
Marijuana Commission holds first meeting [07.09.2019] The newly formed Marijuana Commission held its first meeting to plan the way forward for activities. In a March interview, Prime Minister Allen Chast ...
Ganja export regulations to be finalised September [16.08.2019] The Jamaican Government is finalising legislation to allow for marijuana producers to export. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheri ...
St Kitts Gov't tables legislation to allow for marijuana use [29.07.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis government said it would table legislation in the Parliament allowing for the regulated and controlled use of marijuana for medici ...
St Vincent hops onto ganja train [27.07.2019] The St Vincent and the Grenadines Parliament has amended legislation that would make smoking two ounces (56 grammes) or less of marijuana a ticketabl ...
Licences approved as St Vincent's Cannabis industry opens [15.07.2019] St Vincent’s Medicinal Marijuana industry is a go. Over 30 licences have been approved by the Medicinal Cannabis Authority (MCA) for the cultivation, ...
Cannabis pilot project agreement signed in Accompong [10.07.2019] A tripartite agreement was signed to implement a cannabis pilot programme in Accompong, St Elizabeth, under the Cannabis Licensing Authority's (CLA) ...
CARICOM Secretary General addresses marijuana commission recommendations [06.07.2019] Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Irwin LaRocque has warned the region against trading cannabis through member states. He made t ...
Opposition MP calls for policy on cannabis [03.07.2019] Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging the Government to formulate a policy framework to define its position on cannabis. Cann ...
Seiveright urges European stakeholders to bolster cannabis push [27.06.2019] Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Delano Seiveright, encouraged European stakeholders to continue to pursue further cannabis-related refo ...
In the land with a rich history of growing weed, cannabis capitalism is an uneasy fit [05.06.2019] There’s a hint of disappointment in Courtney Betty’s voice when he talks about the present state of Jamaica’s legal medicinal cannabis regime. “I don ...
Battle brewing [13.05.2019] The Ganja Growers Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) says it is strongly opposed to the Government's embrace of hemp cultivation and has made a nu ...
High expectations for ganja in St Kitts, Dominica and Antigua [10.05.2019] American businessman, Chase Ergen and Greek billionaire, Alki David, have formed a consortium aimed at developing the cannabis business in the Easter ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as ...
Cannabis banking prospects improve; scepticism and stigma remain [10.04.2019] The nascent medical cannabis business in Jamaica is challenged by limited access to banking facilities. Many of the major banks have asked clients en ...
Barbados tells of plans to develop cannabis industry [29.03.2019] Barbados has announced plans to establish a medicinal cannabis industry project implementation unit tasked with establishing the administrative frame ...
CLA tasked with fast tracking cannabis licensing process [16.03.2019] Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green has directed the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) t ...
Marijuana farmers, company haggle over price [08.03.2019] The President of the Cannabis Revival Committee (CRC) in St Vincent and Grenadines, Junior “Spirit” Cottle, is urging farmers not to accept anything ...
St Kitts-Nevis joins 'ganja train' Gov't accepts recommendations on use of marijuana in federation [22.02.2019] The St Kitts-Nevis Government says it will consider and consult further on creating the framework for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes aft ...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
AG: Marijuana consultations to start this month [14.01.2019] Public consultations on the decriminalisation of marijuana in Trinidad and Tobago will begin on January 23. Despite calls for the drug to be legalise ...
Small farmers to begin benefitting from ganja industry [08.01.2019] Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Alternative Development Programme (ADP), which will provide an avenue for small ganja farmers to benefit ...
Decriminalisation of marijuana in T&T by June 2019 says Rowley [22.12.2018] Marijuana should decriminalised in Trinidad and Tobago by mid-2019. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley made the revelation while speaking with reporters ...
Swiss eye local ganja [17.12.2018] The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica's medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation th ...
St Vincent Parliament approves legislation decriminalising marijuana [14.12.2018] St Vincent and the Grenadines has become the first Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member to pass legislation allowing for the decrim ...
Barbados PM comments on decriminalisation of marijuana [08.12.2018] The Barbados government says it will soon develop a framework for medical cannabis, even as it noted that decriminalisation of marijuana for recreati ...

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