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Public Consultation Update: Regulated Cannabis

Public Consultation Update: Regulated Cannabis

Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs Kathy Lynn Simmons provided an updated “on the progress being made with advancing Government’s proposal for a local regulated cannabis regime” yesterday [July 22] in the Senate. Madame President, I am pleased to update this Honourable Chamber on the progress being made with advancing Government’s... Read more of this article

Bill To Expunge Smaller Cannabis Convictions

Bill To Expunge Smaller Cannabis Convictions

The Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons announced the tabling of a Bill in the House of Assembly entitled ‘Expungement of Convictions Act 2020’. “The Bill will make provisions for an application process to remove, or ‘expunge’ historic criminal conviction records of persons convicted for simple possession of less than or equal to the statutory... Read more of this article

Govt: Revisions To Proposed Cannabis Policy

Govt: Revisions To Proposed Cannabis Policy

The Government has posted revisions to the proposed cannabis scheme that include adding a new category of license for personal cultivation, removal of fixed penalty zones and clarification on the consumption of cannabis within a retail licensed establishment or in private properties. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Legal Affairs... Read more of this article

Provide Feedback On Cannabis Regulations

Provide Feedback On Cannabis Regulations

The public is encouraged to give feedback on a proposed regulated cannabis market, with the public consultation set to end on July 3rd. According to a Government spokesperson, “The government is thrilled with the level of interest, feedback and suggestions coming in from the public on forum.gov.bm during this consultative process on a regulated cannabis... Read more of this article

Provide Feedback On Proposed Cannabis Law

Provide Feedback On Proposed Cannabis Law

People are being urged to provide feedback on the proposed regulated cannabis regime, which has proposed that the different types of licensed activities will include “cultivation by commercial growers, retail cannabis shops, manufacture, research, transport, import, and export.” Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said, “I would like... Read more of this article

‘More Simplified, Regulated Cannabis Scheme’

‘More Simplified, Regulated Cannabis Scheme’

“We plan to move ahead with a more simplified, regulated Cannabis scheme,” Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said, adding that “the policy intends that the different classes of licensed activities which will be available are cultivation by commercial growers; cannabis retail shops; manufacture; research; transport; import, and export.” Update:... Read more of this article

‘Expand Scope Of Proposed Cannabis Reform’

‘Expand Scope Of Proposed Cannabis Reform’

The Ministry “reassessed its policy position to expand the scope of the proposed cannabis reforms,” Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons said, adding that “instead of limiting the regulatory scheme to medicinal cannabis only, a new scheme is being designed comprising a more-comprehensive regulated cannabis framework.” Speaking... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Discussion With AG Kathy Simmons

Video: BNV Discussion With AG Kathy Simmons

Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs Kathy Lynn Simmons recently sat down with Bernews for a News & Views discussion, speaking with journalist Don Burgess about a range of topics related to medicinal cannabis. Attorney-General Simmons recently presented in the Senate the Medicinal Cannabis Bill and Regulations as a public consultation... Read more of this article

Medicinal Cannabis Bill Consultation Draft

Medicinal Cannabis Bill Consultation Draft

Attorney-General Kathy Lynn Simmons presented the Medicinal Cannabis Bill and Regulations as a public consultation draft, and urged the community to provide feedback to “optimise the Bill and Regulations before they are Tabled in the Legislature.” Speaking in the Senate, Minister Simmons said, “I am pleased to present to this honourable... Read more of this article

Information Session Held On Medicinal Cannabis

Information Session Held On Medicinal Cannabis

North Shore Medical & Aesthetics Center [NMAC] held a public information session on medicinal cannabis with guest speaker Dr. Debra Kimless, who said she was “grateful and impressed by the people of Bermuda who attended the lecture. ” Dr. Kyjuan Brown said, “On behalf of North Shore Medical & Aesthetics Center, I would like to... Read more of this article

May 8: Medicinal Cannabis Public Info Session

May 8: Medicinal Cannabis Public Info Session

NorthShore Medical & Aesthetics Center will be hosting a public information session on the topic of medicinal cannabis on Wednesday May 8th , 2019 at 6pm in The Ruth Seaton James Auditorium at CedarBridge Academy; the event is free and open to all members of the community. “Internationally renowned clinical researcher, Dr. Debra Kimless MD,... Read more of this article

Column: Looking At Legal Medical Cannabis

Column: Looking At Legal Medical Cannabis

[Opinion column written by Dr. Mark Ware] What can Bermudians expect when their country joins the growing list of those that have legalized medical cannabis? People living with chronic pain, mood disorders like anxiety and depression, and sleep problems may well be looking forward to a brighter future since both CBD and THC—the two primary cannabinoids... Read more of this article

Lecture: Medical Cannabis & Shifting Landscape

Lecture: Medical Cannabis & Shifting Landscape

On Monday February 18th, guest speaker Dr. Mark Ware will host a presentation on ‘Medical Cannabis: Insights into a Shifting Landscape.’ The event poster says, “You are invited to attend! Medical Cannabis: Insights into a Shifting Landscape with Guest Speaker Dr. Mark Ware MD, FRCP[C], Chief Medical Officer recognized globally as... Read more of this article