Cannabis in Trinidad and Tobago

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


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]


  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.
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