CARICOM Urged To Be Bolder, Fairer On Cannabis ReformPosted by On

Press Release:–  The Fair Trade in Cannabis Working Group (FTCWG), emanating from a workshop in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in November 2019 and comprising traditional cultivators, activists, academics and researchers, has produced a Position Paper which has been shared with Caribbean governments.

We ask the CARICOM governments to be bolder and fairer in their reforms on cannabis, by recalling several of the recommendations made by the Regional Commission on Marijuana in 2018.

The Position Paper `For inclusive business models, well designed laws and fair(er) trade options for small-scale traditional cannabis farmers” aims to contribute to the debate on finding sustainable and realistic solutions to the challenges posed by the developing cannabis industry, with a special focus on traditional and small scale farmers.

The position paper discusses the legal reforms that occurred in a number of CARICOM member states, most of which fail to address underlying social justice…

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