Cannabis in the Bahamas

Cannabis is illegal in the Bahamas.


The Bahamas role as a transit country for cannabis is noted as beginning in 1968, when 300 pounds of cannabis were flown from Jamaica to Bimini.[1] As recently as 2010 the country was noted as a midpoint for Jamaican cannabis being smuggled to the United States.[2]

Historically the Bahamas was a drug trafficking country, but not a drug producing one, until a 1991 seizure of 40,000 cannabis seedlings and 1,000 adult plants on Andros Island called that assumption into question.[3]


  1. ^ Perry Mars; Alma H. Young (2004). Caribbean Labor and Politics: Legacies of Cheddi Jagan and Michael Manley. Wayne State University Press. pp. 207–. ISBN 0-8143-3211-0.
  2. ^ William R. Brownfield (May 2011). International Narcotics Control Strategy Report: Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control. DIANE Publishing. pp. 248–. ISBN 978-1-4379-8272-5.
  3. ^ Humberto Garcia Muniz; Jorge Rodriguez Beruff (27 July 2016). Security Problems and Policies in the Post-Cold War Caribbean. Springer. pp. 182–. ISBN 978-1-349-24493-5.