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OBA On Proposed Medical Marijuana Plans

OBA On Proposed Medical Marijuana Plans

“Establishing a medical marijuana industry in Bermuda could be a job creator, but it is not without its challenges,” Shadow Minister of National Security Ben Smith said, with Mr Smith asking if ”the proper research about establishing medical marijuana as a viable industry in Bermuda been done.”Premier David Burt’s Comments Mr... Read more of this article

Column: Prime Opportunity In Cannabis Market

Column: Prime Opportunity In Cannabis Market

[Opinion column written by Ryan Robinson Perinchief] The recent announcement by Premier David Burt that Bermuda will soon allow medical cannabis should be heralded and commended as a step in the right direction. However, in order to be truly progressive and reap the benefits, Bermuda should get ahead of the game and legalize it entirely. From an economic... Read more of this article

Premier: Domestic Medical Cannabis Production

Premier: Domestic Medical Cannabis Production

Although doctors are allowed to prescribe medical cannabis, Bermuda is only allowed to legally import one gram of cannabis for medicinal purposes per year, and while the government could apply to the United Nations to raise the import limit, “why send money overseas to import what we can produce here.” This was stated by Premier David Burt... Read more of this article

Video: Decriminalisation Of 7 Grams Cannabis

Video: Decriminalisation Of 7 Grams Cannabis

The Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalisation of Cannabis] Amendment Act 2017 does not legalize cannabis, however it does remove criminal offences for the simple possession of 7 grams or less of cannabis. This was explained by Minister of Social Development and Sports Michael Weeks who held a press conference this morning [Feb 26] on the Act, where he noted... Read more of this article

Senate Passes Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill

Senate Passes Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill

After passing in the House of Assembly, the Bill to remove criminal sanctions for possessing under 7 grams of cannabis passed in the Senate today [Dec 13] with support from all sides. The Bill — officially titled the Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalisation of Cannabis] Amendment Act 2017 — states, ”This Bill amends the Misuse of Drugs Act 1972... Read more of this article

Live Updates: Senators Voting On Multiple Bills

Live Updates: Senators Voting On Multiple Bills

[Updating] The Senate is in session today [Dec 13], and a number of Bills are listed on the official Order of Business, including the Domestic Partnerships Act, the Casino Gaming Amendment, and the Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill. All three Bills have already passed in the House and now head to the 11-member Senate, where the five Government Senators,... Read more of this article

OBA: No To DPA & Casino, Yes Decriminalisation

OBA: No To DPA & Casino, Yes Decriminalisation

The One Bermuda Alliance confirmed their Senators plan to vote against the Domestic Partnerships Act and Casino Gaming Amendment, while planning to support the Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill. All three Bills have already passed in the House and now head to the 11-member Senate, where the five Government Senators, three Opposition Senators and three... Read more of this article

MPs Approve Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill

MPs Approve Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill

Last night MPs in the House of Assembly passed the Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalisation of Cannabis] Amendment Act 2017, which seeks to remove criminal sanctions for possessing under 7 grams of cannabis. The Bill’s Explanatory Memorandum said, ”This Bill amends the Misuse of Drugs Act 1972  to remove criminal sanctions for the possession... Read more of this article

7 Gram Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill Tabled

7 Gram Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill Tabled

The Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalisation of Cannabis] Amendment Act 2017 — which seeks to remove criminal sanctions for possessing under 7 grams of cannabis — was tabled in the House of Assembly. The Bill’s Explanatory Memorandum said, ”This Bill amends the Misuse of Drugs Act 1972  to remove criminal sanctions for the possession... Read more of this article

2 Hour Video: Debunking Cannabis Myths Lecture

2 Hour Video: Debunking Cannabis Myths Lecture

Bermuda College is hosting a lecture entitled “Debunking the Myths Associated with Cannabis: an Academic Perspective”, featuring the medical application of cannabis as presented by Dr. Marcia Williams, of the University of Technology, Jamaica. Dr Marcia Williams, Dr Benjamin Lau, Jennie Lightbourne, Dr Kyjuan Brown and Dr Amani Flood Dr. Williams... Read more of this article

House: Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill Passed

House: Cannabis Decriminalisation Bill Passed

[Updated with videos] The Decriminalisation of Cannabis Bill 2017 passed in the House of Assembly last night, with the Bill aiming to decriminalize cannabis possession for amounts under seven grams. Speaking after the Bill passed, Opposition Leader David Burt said, “Earlier today the Progressive Labour Party led by the Shadow Attorney General... Read more of this article

Caution Policy On Cannabis Issued To Police

Caution Policy On Cannabis Issued To Police

Director of Public Prosecutions Larry Mussenden issued the guidance for formal cautions for simple possession of cannabis to the Commissioner of Police today [Feb 23], with the Act that governs the policy having been brought into force yesterday by the Attorney-General. The weight of the cannabis must be under three grams and the person must not have... Read more of this article

Meeting On The Decriminalization Of Marijuana

Meeting On The Decriminalization Of Marijuana

“Gauging the temperature of the community on the agenda of the decriminalization of marijuana“ will be the topic of a branch meeting set to be held at 6.00pm tomorrow [Feb 23] at the Warwick Workman’s Club. Constituency 24 Warwick South East MP Lawrence Scott said that this is a branch initiative, as based on canvassing over time,... Read more of this article