Govt Will ‘Await Position’ Of UK On Cannabis Bill

May 13, 2022 | 3 Comments

Following the news that Governor Rena Lalgie will “reserve Assent” of the Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022, the Government issued a short statement that said they will “await the position of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs regarding this matter.”

A Government spokesperson said: “We have received the correspondence from the Governor regarding her decision to reserve Assent of the Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022, pursuant Section 35[2] of Constitution, and to notify the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, of such decision. We await the position of the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs regarding this matter.”

Yesterday, the Governor said she will reserve Assent of the Bill and will “notify the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs.” For Bills to become law in Bermuda, they must first pass in Parliament and then be granted Assent by the UK-appointed Governor, and it is highly unusual for Assent to be reserved.

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  1. Hey says:

    Governor has also offered in a previous article to work with Govt to tweak it so it does get ascended.

    Complying with international rules avoids putting Bermuda at risk.

    If Burt does not work with the Governor who is trying to help us here, then he will put the whole country at risk from international sanctions, blacklists (nothing to do with the colour of our skin) with negative consequences to our futures.

    • Real Deal says:

      is that so . so you are saying he should fall in line like a google little colony?
      freedom can only be contained for so long be for it out grows its containment. i think they need to hope it stays as a slow leak

  2. Rig says:

    The Governor’s position and the UK’s position is absolutely fair and clear.

    This has nothing to do with Cannabis, its an underhand independence move by an untrustworthy Government.

    We all understand that.

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