The Cuban government recently strengthened the ban on cannabis on the island with the passage of a new resolution, as reported by 14yMedio.
The law prohibits possession of “beverages, materials, bibliography, propaganda, goods, objects, paraphernalia, electronic cigarettes or any other input that promotes the use of the cannabis plant (marijuana), Erythroxylum coca (coca) and Banisteria laurifolia (ayahuasca). In addition to the importation or consumption of cannabis both for recreational and therapeutic purposes.
In short, any clothing that featured a representation of cannabis, or any book or documentary that talked about its therapeutic use, is not permissible on the island.
The text considers that products that do not contain in themselves the active ingredients of the drug or substance”, but which represent or refer to it, imply “incitement”, “stimulus” or “propaganda”, and are ultimately “harmful to human health.
Cuba has always been very firm on cannabis. If it consumed as it is everywhere, the sale and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes are illegal in Cuba. The Penal Code establishes a period of 4 to 10 years of deprivation of liberty for those who traffic, acquire, introduce, or export from the national territory cannabis or any other plant with similar properties.