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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.

August 30th, 2023
US health officials recommend reclassifying marijuana to a low risk drug


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- In a significant policy shift, US health authorities are advocating for the reclassification of marijuana as a Schedule III drug, according to a letter dated August 29, 2023, from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) (via Bloomberg). The move could potentially expand the cannabis market and has been based on a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review.

August 3rd, 2023
16 fights parted; cocaine & marijuana seized @ Festival Village- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is issuing a strong warning to persons who intend to engage in any form of violence or intend to use any form of illegal drugs while on the Festival Grounds.

May 16th, 2023
Hypocrisy? Medicinal cannabis legal in UK since 2018 in $1.2B industry

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– While some British Overseas Territories (OTs) like the [British] Virgin Islands and Bermuda have been blocked by the United Kingdom (UK) from setting up their medical marijuana industry, medicinal marijuana has been legal in the UK since 2018.

October 5th, 2022
Vessel sailing from SVG to VI allegedly held in St Kitts with narcotics

BIRD ROCK, St Kitts & Nevis- A vessel that purportedly left St Vincent en route to the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) was allegedly held in St Kitts with illegal drugs on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, several regional newspapers are reporting.

July 17th, 2022
Sniffer dog busts man with over 10 lbs of marijuana @ USVI airport


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— A man was arrested at Cyril E. King Airport in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) with over 10 pounds of marijuana on Thursday, July 14, 2022, the [US] VI Police Department (VIPD) has announced.

May 23rd, 2021
Man allegedly arrested with marijuana in backpack on ferry

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A man who was wanted by police was yesterday, May 22, 2021, allegedly caught with a quantity of marijuana while onboard a ferry.

May 21st, 2021
Georgia man allegedly traveled to St Croix with 4lbs of ganja to sell


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Wednesday, May 19, 2021, that Ra’Kheel Velasquez of Georgia was arrested May 14, 2021, on a warrant signed by District Court Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon, Jr for the charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute by person on board aircraft.

March 24th, 2021
3 arrested & charged for marijuana possession- Arrest Blotter

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At least three persons were arrested and charged for unlawful possession of marijuana during the period March 7-20, 2021, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) stated in its Arrest Blotter today, March 24, 2021.

December 20th, 2020
Incoming package of cannabis intercepted @ TB Lettsome Airport

BEEF ISLAND, VI- A quantity of marijuana sent to the Virgin Islands via a FedEx package was intercepted at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on December 17, 2020, according to reports reaching Virgin Islands News Online.

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