The Legalization of Marijuana in The Bahamas: A Bibliography




Legalization, Decriminalization, Marijuana reform


This bibliography provides a list of Bahamian and international government reports and a selection of newspaper articles regarding the legalization of marijuana (cannabis) in The Bahamas. The sources include viewpoints of medical professionals, government officials, religious groups, and the public. Research was undertaken on this topical subject to produce a list of relevant, useful resources to inform the debate.

Author Biographies

Christine E. Swann, University of The Bahamas

University Libraries

Shananda M. Hinsey, University of the Bahamas

Deputy Librarian


Fraser, H. (1974). The law and cannabis in the West Indies. Social and Economic Studies, 23(3), 361-385.

Rolle, S. (2020). Marijuana agro-tourism habitat. In S. Rolle, J. Minnis, & I. Bethell-Bennett (Eds.). Tourism development, governance and sustainability in The Bahamas (Ch. 13). Routledge.

Pinder-Darling, A. P., & Ballance, V. C. F. (2017). Substance and drug abuse in The Bahamas and the Caribbean, 1970-2017: A bibliography. International Journal of Bahamian Studies, 23, 67-77.