Legality of Cannabis by U.S. Jurisdiction

Cannabis in Montserrat, the British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean Leeward Islands, is illegal under British law.

In 1994, Montserrat seized 3 kg (7 lb) of cannabis and destroyed 240,600 cannabis plants.[1]

Montserrat has no drug testing facilities, neither in its prison nor in civil society, but use of Class A drugs is minimal, with the island's drug issues largely confined to cannabis.[2]

Black the Ripper was a notable Montserratian who advocated for the rights of Cannabis use during his life and died in 2020.[3]


  1. ^ DIANE Publishing Company (1 August 1995). International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, 1995. DIANE Publishing. pp. 201–. ISBN 978-0-7881-2057-2.
  2. ^ Graeme R. Newman (19 October 2010). Crime and Punishment around the World [4 volumes]: [Four Volumes]. ABC-CLIO. p. 237. ISBN 978-0-313-35134-1.
  3. ^ "Black the Ripper has died aged 32". 7 April 2020.