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If the Cayman Islands government can legalise the sale and consumption of tobacco products (without limit) then the Cayman Islands government can and should, with immediate effect, legalise the use of cannabis in our Islands.
Member of the Legislative Assembly Kenneth Bryan said during a press conference on Thursday that the upcoming cruise port referendum is a unique opportunity for gauging public opinion on other topics.
Cayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick has assented to changes to the Misuse of Drugs Law allowing for the importation of oil derived from the marijuana plant for medical purposes only.
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.
Pressure is growing for government to swiftly follow through on its commitment to make regulatory changes to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis oil for medical purposes.
From years ago I have appealed to our government to erect bus shelters for our schoolchildren but to no avail.