Is weed authorized in Cuba?
Thanks to Cuba's opening to the rest of the world, and especially to the United States, travel to the Caribbean has increased. But while the words Cuban and cigar come together frequently, Cuban and cannabis don't. This is because weeds are illegal in Cuba. Although the legal status of weeds in Cuba is 98% of the rest of the world, there are some key differences in perspective and possible penalties.
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Weed laws from Cuba
So still Cuba has the death penalty for drug possession, cultivation and trafficking. That includes weeds. Although Cuba has recently opened to the rest of the world, it doesn't seem to change that quickly.
Cuba has one of the lowest homicide rates among Latin American countries. The heads of state and government largely believe that this is due to their stance on drugs. While some countries like Canada and Australia have legalized / partially legalized and maintained very low homicide rates, other countries see an enormous influx of violence caused by drug-related crime.
Medical marijuana in Cuba
If there is one thing that Cuba has to offer, it is health care. The communist nation has really great health care on a global scale. However, that is not my opinion, it is the opinion of Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations. While the health system is envied in many countries, it still lacks cannabis-based medications, including CBD.
If you have a medical marijuana prescription and are traveling to Cuba, don't assume that means you have no problems. Weeds in all their forms are illegal in Cuba. Your prescription is unlikely to mean anything to the local authorities. Therefore, do not bring medical marijuana to Cuba.
Weed tourism in Cuba
So if you haven't read carefully yet, let me make it clear that Cuba is not known for its weed tourism. Herb has reported that $ 20 only buy one gram of weeds. But not just any weed, but brick herb filled with stems and seeds. Smoking brick herb during the risk of capital punishment does not seem to be a risk worth taking.
Jamaica's weed laws
While many other Caribbean nations are interested in the idea of legalization, Cuba is not one of them. Instead of looking for cannabis on vacation, consider swapping it for Cuban cigars or rum. The legal status of weeds in Cuba is unlikely to change that quickly.