British Virgin Isles Say Yes To Medical Cannabis & Expungement Of Cannabis Convictions, No Adult Use In Legislation Passed

Overseeing Minister of Agriculture, Dr. The Honorable Natalio Wheatley, via a 284 Media exclusive interview, revealed his intention to also have prisoners expunged under the bill.

Honorable Andrew A. Fahie announced late last week that  “The VIRGIN ISLANDS MEDICINAL CANNABIS LICENSING ACT, 2020″ has been successfully passed in the House of Assembly in the B.V.I. without dissent.

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Major medicinal and economic benefits are in the Act for our people of the Virgin Islands and the Territory as this is yet another initiative geared towards diversfying our economy in midst of the Covid-19 era.”

The legislation passed legalizes the use of medicinal marijuana. Recreational use is prohibited.

Overseeing Minister of Agriculture, Dr. The Honorable Natalio Wheatley, via a 284 Media exclusive interview, revealed his intention to also have prisoners expunged under the bill.

He said it’s a form of “social injustice” to prosecute persons for the use of a plant that has been proven to heal many diseases and used as a form of sacrament for centuries.

The Minister also said that an investor was already secured who’s willing to purchase any amount of medicinal marijuana that the BVI can produce.

The name of the investor remains unknown.

https://www.284media.com/local/2020/06/30/breaking-news-cannabis-act-passed-in-house-of-assembly/

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