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Marley Family Launches Marijuana Brand

 Above: Bob Marley By the Caribbean Journal staff Seeking to capitalize on the growing legalization of marijuana and medicinal marijuana around the world, the Marley family has launched its own marijuana brand. It’s called Marley Natural, and will reportedly initially …

Jamaica to Decriminalize Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

 Above: Jamaica Justice Minister Mark Golding addresses the media following the announcement (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff In a major shift, Jamaica has announced that the country’s Cabinet has approved a proposal that would decriminalize the possession of …

CARICOM Mandates Formation of Regional Commission on Marijuana

 Above: CARICOM headquarters in Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Should the Caribbean legalize marijuana? Should it decriminalize it? Should it maintain the current legal structure regarding its use? That’s the question to be explored following a decision by CARICOM …

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 Above: Grenada By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada will not follow the decisions of certain states in the United States in decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana, Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said Friday. Thomas, who was speaking to the Ninth Annual General …

 Above: Parliament in Belmopan By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize’s Ministry of National Security has appointed a committee to evaluate and make proposals for the decriminalization of small portions of marijuana. The move, which was announced this week, was driven …

 Above: Bahamian National Security Minister Tommy Turnquest (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas is launching a national plan to tackle what the government considers a still-serious drug problem. Drug abuse is manifesting itself most frequently in the …

 Above: Trinidad PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Photo: TGISL) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad has lifted the curfew imposed at the beginning of the country’s declared State of Emergency, although the latter will remain in effect, according to Prime Minister Kamla …

 Above: The Port Antonio Resident Magistrate’s Court in Boundbrook By the Caribbean Journal staff Certain ganja cases in Jamaica may soon be heard in the Petty Sessions Court, as the government seeks to reduce the backlog of cases in the …