Cannabis in Cuba

Cannabis in Cuba is illegal.[citation needed]


Cannabis was introduced to Cuba as a textile crop in 1793, but planters on the island found sugar to be a more lucrative crop.[1]

In 1949, prior to the Cuban Revolution, a journal noted that most of the cannabis found in Cuba was imported from Mexico, but it was increasingly grown on the island, and was receiving attention in medical, juridical, and police publications.[2]


  1. ^ E.L. Abel (29 June 2013). Marihuana: The First Twelve Thousand Years. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 102–. ISBN 978-1-4899-2189-5.
  2. ^ Marihuana in Latin America: the threat it constitutes. Linacre Press. 1949. pp. 36–38.