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May 1st, 2024
US drug control agency to reclassify marijuana in a historic shift

WASHINGTON, USA - — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will move to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, The Associated Press has learned, a historic shift to generations of American drug policy that could have wide ripple effects across the country.

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 22nd, 2024
Late Kenroy Chinnery wanted access to medical marijuana for his seizures– Dr Wheatley

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Kenroy Chinnery, who died on January 15, 2024, after reportedly suffering from a seizure and falling out of a boat in Jost van Dyke, desperately wanted access to medicinal Marijuana to help with his seizures. This is according to Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

December 5th, 2023
HM Customs makes drug bust @ Purcell facility

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the HM Customs Department of the Virgin Islands (VI) has reportedly uncovered a significant amount of cannabis at Port Purcell.

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.

July 10th, 2023
Cannabis seized, 5 arrested, 8 scooters seized in weekend police operation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – An island-wide weekend roll and search operation which concluded about 4:00 AM Sunday morning, July 9, 2023, successfully disrupted illegal activities in hotspots and resulted in the arrests of five persons and the seizure of a quantity of cannabis.

June 22nd, 2023
St Kitts Music Fest providing exclusive cannabis smoking zones

BASSETERRE, St Kitts– Cannabis smokers will be allowed an exclusive zone at this year’s 2023 St Kitts Music Festival called a ‘420-Friendly’ festival, after St Kitts and Nevis lawmakers passed the Smoking (Designated Areas) Bill, 2023, in their National Assembly on Tuesday, June 20, 2023.

May 15th, 2023
UK was 'wrong' to block Bermuda's cannabis legislation– MP Lloyd C. Russell-Moyle

LONDON, UK - United Kingdom (UK) MP, Lloyd C. Russell-Moyle has called for more representation of Caribbean Overseas Territories when negotiating international treaties, pointing to an instance of the UK intervening in Bermuda's declassification of cannabis.

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.

December 14th, 2022
UPDATE: St Kitts national Shawn Duporte charged for cannabis in toothpaste bust

BASSETERRE, ST Kitts & Nevis- A national of St Kitts and Nevis has been charged in relation to the cannabis in toothpaste tubes bust at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on December 12, 2022.

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