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Gigi Hadid Arrested On Charges Of Marijuana Possession

19 July, 2023


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Mom of Khai, Victoria’s Secret Angel, Gigi Haded, and her friend Leag McCarthy pleaded guilty to weed charges on their trip to the Cayman Islands. They were charged with the offense of marijuana importation. Gigi and Leah also had the required utensils used for weed consumption along with them. It’s safe to say that their time in the Cayman Islands last week was quite eventful.


So, What Happened?

The 28-year-old model and new mom, Gigi Hadid, and her friend, Leah McCarthy, got in trouble in the Cayman Islands. They had to go to court on July 12. They ended up with a court fine of $1,000 in Cayman Islands Dollars. The good news is that they were not convicted, so they got out without the scratch of a criminal record.

The Cayman Islands Customs & Border Control let out a statement on this matter on Tuesday. Soon after, a representative from the Cayman Islands Judicial Administration confirmed that Gigi Hadid and Leah McCarthy had already paid their fines.

What Are The Charges?

Gigi Hadid and Leah McCarthy had this legal trouble on July 10 after they arrived in the Cayman Islands on a private airplane. The authorities searched their luggage and found a small amount of marijuana. And Voila, they got arrested.

Just two days later, they were presented to the court, and the court found them guilty of two offenses:

a.     bringing in a controlled drug and

b.    drug utensils that are used for consumption.

A Lesson

It’s essential to know the basic laws in different countries before we visit. This will help us know about any prohibited items when we travel. Gigi and Leah learned this lesson the hard way.

So, Can You Bring Cannabis To The Cayman Islands?

Gigi Hadid’s representative said that she had marijuana with her, but it was legally purchased in New York City with a medical license. They also mentioned that using medical marijuana has been allowed in Grand Cayman since 2017. However, the important thing is that Gigi’s record is still clean, and she had a good time on the island.

According to the National Drug Council of the Cayman Islands, it’s against the law to bring in or take out any form of cannabis across the country’s border. This rule applies to all countries, even if cannabis is legal there. This will be the case even if the cannabis is prescribed by a Doctor.

So, while Gigi Hadid had legal marijuana with her, she still got into trouble because of the laws in the Cayman Islands. In the Cayman Islands, using cannabis for fun or enjoyment is against the law. However, there are exceptions for cannabis extracts and tiny amounts of cannabis when they are used for medical reasons. In those cases, a licensed doctor needs to prescribe them.

Weed: A History

Gigi Hadid is not the only famous person who has had trouble while traveling with marijuana. Last year, Brittney Griner, a WNBA star and Olympic gold medallist, got arrested in Moscow for supposedly carrying marijuana-related items. She was taken into custody in February 2022 for having vape utensils along with cannabis oil. This happened when they were trying to enter Russia. Brittney admitted her guilt five months later.

A Russian judge gave her a nine-year sentence in a prison. Luckily, she was freed after ten months due to a prisoner exchange. She went back to the United States in December.


After her incident in the Cayman Islands, Gigi Hadid shared some pictures from her vacation on Instagram and said, “All’s well that ends well.”

The stories of Gigi Hadid and Brittney Griner show us the importance of knowing the basic laws and regulations when we travel.

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