News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Dec. 21, 2018: The countdown to drinking weed beer in the Caribbean has begun.
A Canadian company announced this week that it has entered into an agreement with a new resort to offer weed or marijuana infused non-alcoholic beer in the Caribbean nation of Antigua by 2021.
Province Brands, which is developing beers infused with cannabis’ psychoactive compound, THC, says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Caribbean distribution of its products with Ayre Resorts, a new collection of five-star properties opening its first resort in Antigua in 2021.
The startup also makes Cambridge Bay Imperial Pilsner; an alcoholic hemp-based beer. An amendment to Antigua’s Misuse of Drugs Act, which was published in March this year, states that a person who is “in possession of a maximum of 15 grams of the drug Cannabis or Cannabis resin is not guilty of an offence.”
The amendment stopped short of legalization, and there are still legal penalties for the sale of cannabis.
Currently, only Cambridge Bay, Province Brands’ hemp-based pilsner in place of barley, would qualify for distribution under these restrictions.