Bahamas

Sat
26
Aug

Call to decriminalise marijuana in the Bahamas

A handful of young Bahamians are hoping to turn their social media traction into a political movement for the decriminalisation of marijuana.

Marijuana Bahamas spokesperson Renaldo Cartwright told The Tribune his group hopes to overcome the local stigma surrounding the illegal drug to allow for informed debate over potential economic, social and medical benefits.

Mr Cartwright, 23, stressed the group’s aim was not to promote drug use but lobby for a modern approach to shifting global attitudes.

The group is looking to launch a public relations campaign to raise awareness, and plans to host a march early next year.

Tue
06
Dec

Mapped: The Countries That Smoke the Most Cannabis

The country with the biggest weed habit? That might surprise you.

A new report claims the UK government should legalise marijuana because it's ‚Äúthe only solution to crime and addiction problems‚ÄĚ.

The strongly-worded study - titled The Tide Effect: How the World is Changing its Mind on Cannabis - was produced by the nonpartisan Adam Smith Institute and has the backing of several cross-party MPs including former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg.

Thu
01
Dec

Mapped: The countries that smoke the most cannabis

A new report claims the UK government should legalise marijuana because it's ‚Äúthe only solution to crime and addiction problems‚ÄĚ.

The strongly-worded study - titled The Tide Effect: How the World is Changing its Mind on Cannabis - was produced by the nonpartisan Adam Smith Institute and has the backing of several cross-party MPs including former deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg.

Mon
01
Feb

The Farms of Northern India Are Laced with Cannabis

 

The lush valleys of India’s northern state Himachal Pradesh are filled with verdant farms. Apple trees cascade mountainsides, massive cauliflower blooms soak up the sun on terraced hillsides, and clusters of cannabis plants weave through the landscape.

Foreign visitors to Himachal Pradesh are left speechless by the area’s stunning, mountainous terrain. Stoners are left especially speechless because that terrain is completely choked with marijuana. Most farmers have bud growing throughout or around their properties.

The roads of Himachal Pradesh towns are literally lined with marijuana. All photos by the author.

Mon
14
Dec

Marijuana Has Big Investment Potential in Canada

StoneCastle Investment Management Founder and Portfolio Manager Bruce Campbell spoke with SmallCapPower at Fabrice Taylor‚Äôs recent President's Club Investment Conference in the Bahamas, and describes why he‚Äôs so excited about the growth prospects in Canada for marijuana-type investments. He also explains why he ‚Äúreally likes‚ÄĚ the healthcare sector and offers up two top picks, including one with a business that, in his opinion, is growing in ‚Äúleaps and bounds.‚ÄĚ

For more President’s Club interviews be sure to click here

Mon
07
Sep

Police seize nearly 200 pounds of marijuana in the Bahamas

Bahamas police say they seized nearly 200 pounds of marijuana during an exercise here over the weekend.

They gave no details regarding the street value of the 193 pounds of marijuana seized, but said a  45 year-old man is assisting their investigations.

The police said that members of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), conducted an operation at Arawak Cay Port area on Saturday leading to the seizure.

They said the law enforcement officials stopped a vehicle being driven by the suspect and on conducting the search ‚Äúuncovered two large coolers containing several crocus bags with 193 pounds of marijuana‚ÄĚ.

Thu
16
Jul

$4.6 million worth of marijuana seized in Bahamas by Coast Guard officials

MIAMI (WSVN) -- Over 5,000 pounds of marijuana was seized by the United States Coast Guard and multiple agencies near the Bahamas Wednesday.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection aircraft spotted the 35-foot vessel speeding without lights at around 12:53 a.m., according to a news release.

"This is another great achievement by OPBAT and highlights how our joint efforts reduce the negative impacts illicit trafficking has on the United States and the Bahamas," said Cmdr. Mark Driver, OPBAT director for Coast Guard aviation operations.

Authorities took the suspect along with the vessel and marijuana to be processed in the Bahamas.

Wed
15
Jul

The Bahamas: television fantasy vs. darker reality

n July 10, the Bahamas celebrated the¬†42nd¬†anniversary of its independence¬†from Great Britain. The islands that make up this Caribbean nation have become a must-see tourist destination over the past decades, while Nassau, the capital, has a history that is currently being glorified by Hollywood. The TV series¬†‚ÄėBlack Sails,‚Äô¬†aired on the Starz network, depicts what life was like in Nassau in the early 18th century when pirates ruled the Caribbean.

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