The Caribbean is studying how pot tourism has developed in destinations where marijuana has been legalized like California and Colorado, and more recently in Canada, said Hugh Riley, secretary general and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

Marijuana remains illegal in much of the Caribbean but tourism officials want to be prepared for if and when more countries legalize the drug and pot tourism experiences become possible.

Jamaica, which is famous for its Rastafarian history and traditions, decriminalized marijuana possession in 2015, but other governments in the region are moving much slower on the issue despite public opinion shifting towards legalization.

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Dan Peltier ~ Skift.com

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