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January 14th, 2020
Gov't wants 100 VIslanders planting marijuana by May 2020

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Initially set with a target of 40 farmers for 40 acres of land, the now developing medical marijuana industry in the Virgin Islands (VI) will now target 100 Virgin Islanders with 50 acres of land to get them planting cannabis by May 2020.

December 20th, 2019
40 farmers to be trained to grow marijuana - SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) prepares to enter the medical marijuana business, the plan is to train some 40 farmers to cultivate a special strand of the plant on 40 acres of land earmarked in Paraquita Bay.

October 23rd, 2019
Gov't working on more drug intervention programmes - Hon Malone

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), in addressing claims of high drug use in the territory, says his ministry is looking to combat the social issue through a number of early intervention programmes that can come into effect before full drug addiction kicks in.

October 19th, 2019
Time to decriminalise marijuana in the VI - Karl M. Scatliffe

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Former President of the BVI Taxi Association and Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) Fourth District Candidate in the 2019 General Elections, Mr Karl M. Scatliffe, says it is time the territory follow international trends and decriminalise marijuana, however, there must be restrictions in place to prevent drug abuse from vulnerable groups.

October 14th, 2019
'There's a high use of drugs' in VI - Skelton-Cline

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Without providing any solid statistics or research to back his claims, ZBVI 780am 'Honestly Speaking' radio show moderator, Mr Claude O. Skelton-Cline has declared that drug use amongst men and youths in the Virgin Islands is now at a staggering high.

October 11th, 2019
Positive Nelson prevented from serving on USVI Cannabis Board

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI - Senators who make up the Committee on Rules and Judiciary on Thursday, October 10, 2019, held in committee, the nomination of Positive Nelson to serve on the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board.

September 13th, 2019
‘It’s weed officer’- Greenland man allegedly told police

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man from Greenland, on the eastern end of Tortola, was fined $400.00 after he pleaded guilty before the Magistrate’s Court on September 12, 2019 for having a small quantity of marijuana in his possession.

August 21st, 2019
The saviour for agriculture could be 'marijuana' - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The demand for marijuana and its medicinal benefits will mean that the government of the Virgin Islands will likely make moves to legalise it, according to the Agriculture Minister Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), as a means of generating additional revenues for his department.

July 20th, 2019
Positive T. Nelson hosting first USVI Medical Marijuana Conference

VI CONSORTIUM

ST THOMAS, USVI – USVI’s Mr Positive T. Nelson, the former senator and current Department of Agriculture commissioner has partnered with a number of agencies to host what is being called the first comprehensive medical marijuana conference, named “CannaVal.

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.

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