19 Caribbean Countries Could Legalize Marijuana in the Near Future

After Canada officially legalized recreational marijuana, people have wondered where cannabis might become fully legal next. Well it turns out it’s right here in North America.

Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), an organization that contains Jamaica, Haiti, Barbados and other countries in the Caribbean, announced that they will be looking to review marijuana’s status in their countries with hopes to reclassify the drug. They cited the costs of criminalization as well as the potential economic benefits from legalizing the drug.

This doesn’t necessarily mean these countries will legalize the drug. However, the 19 heads of state in attendance at the CARICOM meeting

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