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March 1st, 2024
Gov’t still negotiating Medicinal Marijuana Bill with Gov’s Office– Hon Wheatley

FAT HOG’S BAY, Tortola, VI– The Government is continuing to negotiate the assent of Medicinal Marijuana legislation with the Governor's Office, years after legislators passed the bill in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA). This is according to the Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9).

February 20th, 2024
Branson wants cannabis decriminalised, legalised & regulated on global scale

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– British Billionaire and [British] Virgin Islands Belonger Sir Richard C.N. Branson says he supports efforts to decriminalise, legalise and regulate cannabis in many jurisdictions around the world because he believes it will ultimately wrestle control from those in charge of the illicit market, reduce harm, and ultimately make people and communities safer.

January 23rd, 2023
VI Govt & UK ‘found a way forward’ on medicinal cannabis – Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has revealed that the United Kingdom (UK) and the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) have found a way forward as it relates to the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in the territory.

October 6th, 2022
US President pardons thousands convicted of marijuana possession

WASHINGTON DC, USA — US President Joseph R. Biden on Thursday, October 6, 2022, pardoned all people convicted of marijuana possession under federal law and said his administration would review whether marijuana should still be a Schedule 1 drug like heroin and LSD, saying that “makes no sense.”

March 25th, 2022
'Good progress' being made with UK on advancing Medical Marijuana in VI- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020' was passed with amendments since June 30, 2020, in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), however, the bill is yet to become law until it is assented to by the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 16th, 2022
Gov’t in weekly meetings with UK on Medical Marijuana Bill– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has indicated that in order to advance the assent of the Medical Marijuana Bill, his administration is now in weekly talks with the United Kingdom (UK) government.

January 16th, 2021
'We are going to fight’ until marijuana bill is assented - Premier Fahie

FAHIE HILL, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says his administration intends to fight the hold-up of the Cannabis Licensing Act until it is assented to.

December 14th, 2020
VI lost potential investors due to hold up of Cannabis Bill- Premier Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said that as a result of the hold-up of the Cannabis Bill, passed since June 2020 in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) for the territory to establish a medicinal marijuana sector, the territory has already lost some potential investors.

July 2nd, 2020
Persons imprisoned for marijuana could be freed, records expunged- Hon Malone

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) says with the passing of the VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020', those who have been previously charged with marijuana possession and other related crimes could be freed once they can prove it was for medicinal use.

June 19th, 2020
Marijuana legislation to be introduced @ 10th Sitting of HoA

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- As the Government of the Virgin Islands seeks to bring about new revenue streams to the Territory, especially since the mother country, the United Kingdom, has bluntly refused to meaningfully assist the economy financially after the destructive hurricanes of 2017 and now the global coronavirus pandemic, another important but controversial legislation will be introduced in the House of Assembly (HoA).

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