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Gordon Asks Jamaica For Ganja Oil Shipment

Gordon Asks Jamaica For Ganja Oil Shipment

Medical ganja activist Alan Gordon — in an open letter to Jamaica’s Health Minister copied to The Jamaica Gleaner — asked for a permit to export enough medical ganja oil extract that he said would help over 300 Bermuda cancer patients to have 18,000 large doses over a 2-3 month period. Mr. Gordon says that Bermuda’s Cabinet has previously... Read more of this article

CRC Document To Be Submitted On April 17

CRC Document To Be Submitted On April 17

Following a series of focus groups and a community conversation event, the Cannabis Reform Collaborative will submit its final advisory document on April 17, 2014. A spokesperson said, “The Cannabis Reform Collaborative [CRC] has been proactively completing its mandate to consult with and collect feedback from the community. The collaborative... Read more of this article

Cannabis Activist Alan Gordon On Channel 82

Cannabis Activist Alan Gordon On Channel 82

Bermuda’s Channel 82 will be airing an episode of Straight Talk with Carla Zuill this evening [Mar 19] that will showcase local cannabis campaigner Alan Gordon. On the show, Mr. Gordon will discuss current cannabis legislation in Bermuda as well as the criminal justice system’s treatment of cannabis users. Video promo for this evening’s... Read more of this article

CRC Launch Online Survey On Cannabis Reform

CRC Launch Online Survey On Cannabis Reform

The Cannabis Reform Committee [CRC] has launched an online survey to better understand the public’s opinion around Cannabis Reform. Late last year Government announced that work had begun to produce a paper on cannabis policy reform. At that time, the Ministry said, “The paper will identify the benefits and consequences of reclassifying, legalizing,... Read more of this article

2.5 Hr Video: Cannabis Decriminalization Forum

2.5 Hr Video: Cannabis Decriminalization Forum

The PLP hosted “Free Up 1.0″ — an open mic on the decriminalization of cannabis — last night [Mar 16] at the Devils Hole Club starting from 7:00pm. The event was moderated by Senator Diallo Rabain and panelists included Senator Marc Daniels, Alan Gordon and Michael Brangman. The full 2.5 hour video of the meeting is below:Those... Read more of this article

PLP To Host An Open Mic On Cannabis Reform

PLP To Host An Open Mic On Cannabis Reform

The PLP will host “Free Up 1.0″ — an open mic on the decriminalization of cannabis — on Sunday, March 16th at the Devils Hole Club starting from 7:00pm. The panelists will be Senator Marc Daniels, Senator Diallo Rabain, Alan Gordon and Michael Brangman.In the Opposition’s Reply to the Budget last month, Shadow Finance Minister... Read more of this article

‘Regulate Cannabis So Economy Can Benefit’

‘Regulate Cannabis So Economy Can Benefit’

The regulation and taxation of cannabis in Bermuda was one of the recommendations for increasing government revenue included in the Opposition’s Reply to the Budget delivered by Shadow Finance Minister David Burt in the House of Assembly today [Feb 28]. In the Opposition’s Reply, Mr. Burt said, “Any discussion of options for additional... Read more of this article

Activist Questions Speaker’s Cannabis “Bias”

Activist Questions Speaker’s Cannabis “Bias”

Activist Alan Gordon has raised concerns about the “sharp bias” of a medical cannabis speaker, Dr. Andrea Barthwell, that the Department of National Drug Control has booked to address medical professionals at King Edward Memorial Hospital. Mr. Gordon says the speaker has a “long history of credible accusations” made against... Read more of this article

DNDC To Host Medical Marijuana Seminar

DNDC To Host Medical Marijuana Seminar

The Department for National Drug Control [DNDC] will host a special seminar for medical doctors and general practitioners on Thursday [Feb 27] from 3.30pm to 6.30pm in the First Floor Conference Room at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. The seminar will be conducted by Dr. Andrea Barthwell whose presentation title is Scientific Developments: The... Read more of this article

“Cannabis Conversation” To Be Held On Feb 25

“Cannabis Conversation” To Be Held On Feb 25

The Cannabis Reform Committee [CRC] will host the “Cannabis Conversation” at 7:30pm on the 25th of February, at Manchester Unity Hall on corner of Victoria & Union Streets [across from Peopleʼs Pharmacy]. A panel of four special guests will be presenting on their experiences within drug prevention, law enforcement, addictions treatment and... Read more of this article

PLP Table Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

PLP Table Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

On Friday [Feb 14] the Opposition tabled a bill in the House of Assembly which calls for removing all criminal sanctions for the possession of 14 grams of cannabis or cannabis resin. In a post on social media, Opposition MP David Burt said, “I would like to congratulate the OBA for something that happened on Friday. In November when the PLP attempted... Read more of this article

Upcoming: Medical Cannabis Info Session

Upcoming: Medical Cannabis Info Session

An event aimed at educating medical workers about the debate surrounding the use of medical cannabis and sponsored by the Cannabis Trade Oversight Collective [CTOC] will be held later this month. Entitled “Medical Cannabis for Medical Professionals,” the event will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 6.00pm at Tribe Road Kitchen... Read more of this article

Cannabis Reform: CRC Solicits Public Feedback

Cannabis Reform: CRC Solicits Public Feedback

The Cannabis Reform Collaborative [CRC] is soliciting public input as well as inviting members of the public to participate in focus groups being planned. Last month Government announced that work had begun to produce a paper on cannabis policy reform and announced the members of the CRC as Stratton Hatfield, Dr. Ernest Peets, Kamal Worrell, Julia van... Read more of this article