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Cannabis Reform Rally Held In Hamilton

Cannabis Reform Rally Held In Hamilton

A Cannabis Reform Rally is being held today [Apr 20] at Parliament, calling for the “decriminalization, regulation and tax [or other reform] of cannabis.” “Are you in favor of the decriminalization, regulation and tax [or other reform] of cannabis? Want to find out what effective cannabis policy could mean for Bermuda? Do you feel... Read more of this article

Jamaica Senate Passes New Marijuana Law

Jamaica Senate Passes New Marijuana Law

In Jamaica on Friday [Feb 7], the Senate passed Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015 following two weeks of debate. The new law would see the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis a non-arrestable offence. A Jamaican Gleaner report said, “The Dangerous Drugs Amendment Act 2015 will make the possession of up to two ounces of ganja a non-arrestable... Read more of this article

Medical Use Of ‘Cannabis Containing Products’

Medical Use Of ‘Cannabis Containing Products’

Government revealed in today’s [Nov 7] Throne Speech, that the Legislature “will be invited to approve” legal amendments to permit the use of what they said were “specific forms of cannabinoid drugs [cannabis-containing products] for medical purposes.” In addition, the Throne Speech said the Caution Policy “will be... Read more of this article

Cannabis Activists Protest Outside OBA HQ

Cannabis Activists Protest Outside OBA HQ

A group of protesters, led by cannabis activist Alan Gordon, gathered outside the One Bermuda Alliance’s headquarters on Reid Street yesterday evening [Sept 2] to protest the government’s policy on cannabis. The OBA held a meeting yesterday, and as the MPs left the building they were greeted by Mr. Gordon and his fellow activists, who were... Read more of this article

Cannabis Activist Plans Public Rally At OBA HQ

Cannabis Activist Plans Public Rally At OBA HQ

The OBA’s next caucus meeting on Tuesday, September 2, will “meet a rebellion” against a “trick the Government played on gravely ill and dying patients”, says cannabis activist Alan Gordon. Mr. Gordon said that last January, Minister Michael Dunkley “told the public that compassionate cannabis permit applications could be... Read more of this article

Opinion: Implementation Of Cannabis Reform

Opinion: Implementation Of Cannabis Reform

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] I’m sure many Bermudians who have been following the ongoing parliamentary debate about cannabis reform are extremely disappointed with the low calibre of this important discussion by our ‘Honourable’ MPs. While credit must be given to the OBA for initiating the Cannabis Reform Collaborative and its... Read more of this article

Colorado Cannabis Revenue Shows Increase

Colorado Cannabis Revenue Shows Increase

Colorado recorded its biggest recreational marijuana tax haul yet in April, topping more than $3.5 million in sales and excise taxes, according to numbers released on Monday [June 9]. The Denver Post reports that the state’s recreational marijuana stores sold more than $22 million worth of product in April, which they said was likely boosted by... Read more of this article

Cannabis Reform Debate In House Of Assembly

Cannabis Reform Debate In House Of Assembly

Parliamentarians debated the Cannabis Reform Collaborative report on Friday [May 30] in the House of Assembly, with many MPs speaking in favour of changing the cannabis laws, many citing the adverse effects that being stoplisted has on young Bermudians. The debate started out with Premier and Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley saying, “I... Read more of this article

Poll Results: Voters Split On Cannabis Reform

Poll Results: Voters Split On Cannabis Reform

According to a recent poll by Profiles of Bermuda, one-third of voters [33.8%] felt that people using small amounts of marijuana should not face legal punishment [or decriminalisation], while a similar amount [33.1%] felt that marijuana should be legalised as long as government regulated it. Just over one-quarter of voters [27.4%], however, felt that... Read more of this article

Activist Wants Amnesty For Cannabis Growers

Activist Wants Amnesty For Cannabis Growers

Alan Gordon says “immediate amnesty” must be granted to persons growing cannabis for gravely ill patients who cannot afford medicine with or without a permit. “There is only one way to allow the immediate medical cannabis called for by the CRC Report,” said Mr. Gordon, saying he was speaking for an unofficial collective of nearly two... Read more of this article

Estimated $2.6M Sent Overseas For Cannabis

Estimated $2.6M Sent Overseas For Cannabis

Last year Bermuda sent an estimated $2.6 million abroad to pay for cannabis, according to the report from the Cannabis Reform Collaborative [CRC] which was tabled in the House of Assembly last Friday. The report recommended that Government should “decriminalize personal possession and personal cultivation immediately,” and “develop a phased approach... Read more of this article

CRC Report: Decriminalize Personal Possession

CRC Report: Decriminalize Personal Possession

Today [May 9] in the House of Assembly, Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley tabled the report from the Cannabis Reform Collaborative [CRC], which recommended decriminalizing personal possession of cannabis and enabling access to medical cannabis. The report’s Executive Summary said, “There is strong evidence and a growing conviction... Read more of this article

Cannabis Reform Paper Presented To Minister

Cannabis Reform Paper Presented To Minister

[Updated with video] The Cannabis Reform Collaborative [CRC] has completed its review and presented Minister of National Security Michael Dunkley with their 130-page paper this morning [Apr 17]. CRC Chair Stratton Hatfield gave an overview of some of the findings of their research, saying that cannabis related offences are “overwhelming the criminal... Read more of this article