Bahamas contemplates decriminalising marijuana

CARICOM Regional Commission on Marijuana seeks to determine whether there should be a change in the current drug classification of marijuana thereby making the drug more accessible for all types of usage
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Friday, January 12, 2018

cannabis plantsA movement is building in the Bahamas to decriminalise marijuana. This follows a town hall meeting held here by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Regional Commission on Marijuana. The initiative is one of several in  Caribbean countries, with some stakeholders eager to join other international communities and embrace the region's marijuana culture. The meeting is part of CARICOM's mandate to ascertain public opinion in CARICOM member-countries on the issue. The Commission was established by CARICOM leaders in 2014 with the objective being to conduct a rigorous enquiry into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding marijuana use in the Caribbean. (See also: Cabinet to discuss marijuana issue)