CARICOM SECRETARIAT GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 2, 2018 - The question of whether to decriminalise ganja or not, will be among the agenda items that will be considered by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government who have placed the marijuana issue high on the agenda of its Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting in Jamaica, on 4-6 July 2017, and will consider the Report of the Regional Marijuana Commission (RMC).
OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Canada is set to become the first G7 country to legalize cannabis after lawmakers today passed a bill that would allow free consumption of the mind-altering drug.Passed by 205 votes to 82 in the House of Commons, the legislation must still pass the Senate – which could delay, but not block it – and receive royal assent by the governor general before becoming law, likely by September.
A Food and Drug Administration panel recommended approval of a drug made of cannabidiol on April 19 to treat two types of epilepsy. The FDA is expected to decide in June whether to accept the panel’s 13-0 recommendation to approve Epidiolex, which would would become the first drug made of cannabidiol, a compound in the cannabis plant, to gain approval from the FDA.
For decades, the marijuana industry operated underground, outside the confines of the law. But even though at the federal level, possession and the use and sale of marijuana remain illegal, 29 states and the District of Columbia now allow medicinal marijuana to be sold for the treatment of specific diseases. Moreover, nine states now permit its recreational use.
WASHINGTON DC, April 10, 2018 - Jamaica remains the largest Caribbean supplier of marijuana to the United States and the Caribbean islands. This is the word from the United States State Department In its 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report.