Cannabis in Dominica
Cannabis in Dominica is a Class B drug to cultivate, sell or possess. This means that possession is punishable by 12 months and $12,000 (summary) or 2 years and $20,000 (on indictment). Supplying, production, or importation are punishable by 3 years and $100,000 (summary) or 14 years and $200,000 (on indictment).
In 1995, the US government described Dominica as a minor cannabis producer but “increasingly exploited transit route”, with some cannabis cultivated on the island but mostly consumed locally. In 1994 Dominican authorities seized 741 kg of cannabis and eradicated 48,855 plants.
A 2011 report noted that Dominica had large-scale cannabis cultivation for both trafficking and local use, with an estimated 210 acres of cannabis cultivated annually.
- Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act, Chapter 40:07 (PDF), retrieved 2011-02-17
- DIANE Publishing Company (1 August 1995). International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, 1995. DIANE Publishing. pp. 195–. ISBN 978-0-7881-2057-2.
- William R. Brownfield (May 2011). International Narcotics Control Strategy Report: Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control. DIANE Publishing. pp. 250–. ISBN 978-1-4379-8272-5.