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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

Police Caution Legislation To Come Into Force

Police Caution Legislation To Come Into Force

Attorney General Trevor Moniz said he is bringing the legislation into force which will allow the Director of Public Prosecution [DPP] to formally bring the police caution guidance into effect, with the DPP having already announced the guidance for a Police Caution for simple possession of cannabis weighing 3 grams or less. Attorney General Moniz said,... Read more of this article

Police Cannabis Caution Policy Draft Released

Police Cannabis Caution Policy Draft Released

The weight of the cannabis must be under three grams and the offender must not have other drugs on them are two aspects of the draft of the guidance of the police caution policy for a person arrested for simple possession of cannabis. The information was released today by Director of Public Prosecutions Larry Mussenden, who said he intends to “formally... Read more of this article

Column: Rabain On Cannabis Decriminalisation

Column: Rabain On Cannabis Decriminalisation

[Opinion column written by Diallo Rabain] Recently, while sitting in the barbershop, the topic of decriminalisation came up. As one of the newest MPs I can easily recollect recent history of knocking on doors where this topic was raised at many homes. So, I was keen to engage in the conversation to see where these young men’s minds were at on the... Read more of this article

AG On Govt’s Efforts To Reform Cannabis Laws

AG On Govt’s Efforts To Reform Cannabis Laws

Attorney-General Trevor Moniz said he was “pleased to hear” that the PLP is “onboard with the Government’s plan to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis,” adding that “the Government committed to doing so in last November’s Throne Speech and has initiated consultations with the Department of Public Prosecutions... Read more of this article

PLP To Table Decriminalisation Of Cannabis Bill

PLP To Table Decriminalisation Of Cannabis Bill

On Friday, the PLP will table the ‘Decriminalisation of Cannabis Bill 2017′ which proposes measures including decriminalizing the possession of cannabis under the statutory minimum of 7 grams, Shadow Attorney-General Michael Scott said today. Mr Scott said, “The Bill consists of 5 clauses, which decriminalize the possession of cannabis... Read more of this article

Feedback Invited: Police Cautions For Cannabis

Feedback Invited: Police Cautions For Cannabis

Parliament recently passed an Act which empowers the Director of Public Prosecutions to issue a guidance for formal police cautions, and Director of Public Prosecutions Larry Mussenden said he is considering issuing guidance for simple possession of cannabis, and is interested in hearing the views of the general public. Mr Mussenden said, “Recently,... Read more of this article

Poll Results On Decriminalisation Of Marijuana

Poll Results On Decriminalisation Of Marijuana

37.8% of voters support marijuana decriminalisation, 36.6% preferred legalisation with government regulation and 19.4% wanted current laws to remain the same, according to a recent poll released by Profiles of Bermuda. In releasing the poll results the company said, “While the results are not statistically significant from last year, there is... Read more of this article