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A customs raid and seizure of medical cannabis products from Doctor’s Express healthcare facility was unlawful, the Grand Court has ruled.
Doctors Express Urgent Care Ltd. has filed a civil lawsuit against Customs and Border Control in relation to a 2019 raid at the medical company’s office.
A local healthcare facility has been ordered to stop prescribing and selling vaporising cannabinoids after the Health Practice Commission on Saturday issued a cease notice.
Insurance and pharmacy leaders in the Cayman Islands say advertisements promoting THC products at a local healthcare facility are unacceptable and highlight the need for updated laws regulating the advertising of any prescription drugs.
More than 500 patients and at least a dozen dogs have been prescribed medical cannabis since it was made legal in the Cayman Islands two years ago.
A second Canadian cannabis company has exported therapeutic oils to the Cayman Islands, adding to a growing list of international producers interested in entering the island’s recently legalized medical marijuana sector.
Canada’s medicinal cannabis producers have joined Jamaica in testing the Cayman Islands as an export market.
Cayman’s first legal cannabis oil import has piqued business interests and could indicate the start of a budding industry.
Cannabis has enormous potential to help treat a variety of conditions which currently have no cure, according to two experts in the field who gave an educational seminar to around 200 people at the Lions Centre on Wednesday night.
The first attempts to import cannabis extracts to the Cayman Islands are under way, following approval of the products for medical purposes in November. Businessman Prentice Panton said he is working with developers in Jamaica to process and test extracts for eventual use in Cayman.
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A legislative vote Monday has cleared the way for cannabis oil to be prescribed in the Cayman Islands for cancer patients and other medical issues if the government can find a legal supplier. Lawmakers approved a key second reading of a bill that will amend the Misuse of Drugs Law to allow the substance, derived from the marijuana plant, to be prescribed by local doctors and carried by Cayman pharmacies.
The legalization of cannabis oil for medicinal purposes was supported by all present Cayman Islands lawmakers Monday afternoon. “[This bill] is going to give [patients] hope to be able to cope,” said Education Minister Tara Rivers. “That…is a very powerful drug in itself.”
Legislation that would legalize cannabis oil for medicinal purposes in the Cayman Islands was introduced Friday afternoon, but Legislative Assembly debate on the measure was held until Monday. Premier Alden McLaughlin said he agreed to bring forward proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs Law.
Government has published amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Law to allow doctors to prescribe “cannabis extracts and tinctures” as controlled drugs.
Premier Alden McLaughlin (who is an attorney) outlined the case against moving forward with the legalization of medical marijuana in the Cayman Islands. He then endorsed moving forward with the legalization of medical marijuana in the Cayman Islands.
Premier Alden McLaughlin has instructed government lawyers to draft legislation allowing local doctors to prescribe cannabis oil, which is derived from the marijuana plant, for medical purposes.