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Contact the Police in the BVIs and ask them. Here is their website.

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Anything other than prescription drugs are illegal in the BVI. Possession of ANY amount of drugs may land you in jail. Your charter boat and personal possessions may be impounded and a fine may be imposed.

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But, shouldn't the crime and potential punishment be clearly spelled out somewhere?
Try debating that from behind bars in a third world country (maybe not 3rd world, but you will not be on US soil).

Ponder this - your crew/passengers know and respect your position, agree to only partake ashore, they are seen ashore by the local law, law figures out which boat they are from, next thing you know the law is on your butt for the whole trip - NOT
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Try debating that from behind bars in a third world country (maybe not 3rd world, but you will not be on US soil).
While Roadtown seems quaint in a rustic sort of way, I suspect the jail is even less quaint and more rustic.

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Try debating that from behind bars in a third world country (maybe not 3rd world, but you will not be on US soil).

Ponder this - your crew/passengers know and respect your position, agree to only partake ashore, they are seen ashore by the local law, law figures out which boat they are from, next thing you know the law is on your butt for the whole trip - NOT
Thanks, but there cannot be any down side to actually knowing the regulations and penalties. I have no intension in debating them with anyone. I'm just trying to not be ignorant of the laws. I'd like to know them clearly.

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While Roadtown seems quaint in a rustic sort of way, I suspect the jail is even less quaint and more rustic.
I have driven past it, it does not look inviting.
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Marijuana is very frowned upon by authorities, so much so that immigration and visitation by Rastafarians was once regulated by legislation in the BVI. Being caught with even a small personal amount of marijuana will almost certainly lead to a stiff fine usually in the region of US$1,000 and instant deportation.
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So far we know the crew member will have to pay a fine and will either go to jail or be sent home. The boat may be impounded. We've seen nothing about any legal responsibility for the captain, or if different rules apply for different amounts. (The searches I've done haven't yeilded anything either.)
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I would so be taking a pass on that trip.....but that's just me.
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I would so be taking a pass on that trip.....but that's just me.
You misunderstand. I am asking to know the rules. It's no reflection on the actual people going on the trip.
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