Cannabis in the Cayman Islands
Cannabis in the Cayman Islands is illegal, but is transported illicitly; limited usage of CBD oil is allowed for medical purposes since 2016.
The Cayman Islands cooperates with the United States Coast Guard to share intelligence on drug trafficking. In 1998, a USCG helicopter radioed information to a Cayman Islands vessel, leading them to intercept a Jamaican fast-boat with 1600lbs of cannabis. In 1995 alone, Cayman seized 2.6 metric tons of cannabis; 742 pounds of that were seized in one operation, found in burlap sacks labeled “brown sugar made in Jamaica”.
CBD oil legalization
- International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. The Bureau. 1999. p. 250.
- Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith (1 November 2010). Drugs and Security in the Caribbean: Sovereignty Under Siege. Penn State Press. pp. 70–. ISBN 0-271-03936-1.
- Brent Fuller (2016-11-16). “Governor approves medical cannabis oil”. Cayman Compass. Retrieved 2016-11-23.