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Weed Around the World: Antigua and Barbuda/ Argentina


Antigua and Barbuda beautiful landscape


Antigua and Barbuda:


As of June 2, 2023 The government of Antigua and Barbuda have passed a bill to allow Rastafarian religious practitioners the right to grow marijuana. The bill also allows people outside of the faith can grow 4 cannabis plants each and possess up to 15 grams. This comes after years of the Rastafari people being treated as second class citizens, looked down on for their dreads and sacramental marijuana use. It has been said that Antigua and Barbuda have become a "test case for the rest of the Caribbean, they'll suggest the viability of this so other nations can look to these two and say, ah they've done it."


Argentina:


In 2009 Argentina decriminalized Cannabis for personal use in small amounts and for consumption in private locations. Public consumption is generally accepted among young adults. Consumption for medical purposes is accepted but not legislated, meaning it is legal in private locations. Cultivating, selling and transporting large amounts is still illegal and punishable by present laws. 2 Provinces Chubut, and Santa Fe, have legalized medical cannabis and as of 2017 the Argentine senate approved the medical use of CBD cannabis oil. In 2020 the President of Argentina signed a decree legalizing self cultivation and a few more expansions of the 2017 bill.


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