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July 15th, 2019
'There is actually a draft bill on the legalisation of marijuana' – Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- The medicinal value in marijuana cannot be ignored any further, said Virgin Islands’ Agriculture Minister Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as he told HempFest 2019 that his government is picking up where the previous government left off in the journey to legalising the plant and very soon the community will be consulted to flesh out a National Democratic Party (NDP) drafted bill currently being reviewed.

July 14th, 2019
Hundreds attend HempFest 2019 on JvD

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- More than 300 persons, including political figures, converged on the 3 square mile island of Jost van Dyke for the second annual staging of HempFest on July 14, 2019.

July 10th, 2019
Cannabis can bring health & happiness to VI- ‘Foxy’

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Virgin Islands icon, Philliciano O. Callwood MBE aka ‘Foxy’ has called on Government to throw its full support behind HempFest 2019 as he believes the territory can benefit tremendously from the legalisation of cannabis, a conversation that is set to dominate the event at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar on Jost van Dyke on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

August 13th, 2018
Kevon S. Lettsome advocates legalising cannabis in the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the legalisation of varying amounts of marijuana gaining traction across the world, with Canada being the latest country to join the list of nations decriminalising the ‘controversial’ plant, at least one young Virgin Islander is openly advocating the Virgin Islands (VI) consider going the same route.

February 16th, 2017
'Woe be unto him who leads the flock astray'- Caller to Bishop Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Describing it as a source of deep “distress” one caller to the Speak Out BVI radio programme on ZBVI 780 AM, with Host Doug Wheatley, on Tuesday February 14, 2017 called for the candid man of the cloth, Bishop John I. Cline, to step down as a religious leader for his views on the controversial topic of marijuana legalisation in the territory.

February 6th, 2017
Alcohol more dangerous than marijuana- Bishop John I. Cline

‎ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Outspoken clergyman, Bishop John I. Cline has said locking up persons for marijuana may not be the best way to go and has even suggested its legalisation in the Virgin Islands, commenting that if alcohol, which he believes is more dangerous, can be legalised so can marijuana.

October 24th, 2016
Legalising marijuana may pose many challenges- Dr Timothy S. Harris

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Prime Minister of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr The Hon Timothy S. Harris has joined the conversation by many sectors of society, to make marijuana legal, particularly following Jamaica’s lead in 2015 to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of the herb, saying it is not as easy as a walk in the park, as many perceive.

November 11th, 2013
Should the VI legalise marijuana? - residents speak

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There seems to be no agreement that the use of marijuana should be legalised in the Virgin Islands, despite its open use by hundreds of persons around the Territory.

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