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Antigua and Barbuda Authorizes Rastafari to Grow & Consume Cannabis

June 13, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

St. John's, Antigua port and skyline at twilight.

The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has granted Rastafari officials authorization to grow and consume cannabis as their faith considers the plant sacred, the Associated Press reports. In an interview with the AP, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said the reforms are meant to prevent further discrimination of the Rastafari and bring respect to their culture and faith.  Browne noted that the nation has already decriminalized cannabis and legalized medical cannabis but wanted to take the next step – “to legalize the… Read more.