Cannabis in Trinidad and Tobago

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The manufacturing, selling and possession of Cannabis is illegal in Trinidad and Tobago.

History[edit]

In 1915 Trinidad created the Ganja Ordinance, by which all cannabis sold on the island was gathered into bonded warehouses and distributed only to sellers who paid a license fee, similar to the system found in Bengal.[1] Cannabis was banned in the islands in 1925.[2] In 2018, the head of the Caribbean Collective for Justice has called for the nation to decriminalize cannabis.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James H. Mills (11 September 2003). Cannabis Britannica: Empire, Trade, and Prohibition 1800-1928. OUP Oxford. pp. 139–. ISBN 978-0-19-155465-0.
  2. ^ Axel Klein; Marcus Day; Anthony Harriott (13 November 2004). Caribbean Drugs: From Criminalization to Harm Reduction. Zed Books. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-1-84277-499-1.
  3. ^ http://www.looptt.com/content/tt-petition-decriminalisation-marijuana-gathers-momentum