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January 18th, 2023
Recreational marijuana now legal in USVI


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, signed into law the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act (Act 8680), which allows for the legal use by adults of marijuana for recreational, medicinal and other purposes. It also allowed for the legal distribution of the drug in the US Virgin Islands (USVI).

December 22nd, 2022
Marijuana legalisation bill in USVI lacks senators' support


FREDERIKSTED, ST Croix, USVI- The Committee on the Whole in the US VIrgin Islands (USVI) stands in Recess until December 29, 2022, at 9.30 AM when senators and testifiers will reconvene to discuss changes that may move the cannabis legalisation bill forward.

May 31st, 2022
$40M budget gap can be bridged by legalised marijuana- USVI Gov


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- “Framing our Financial Future” is the theme of the Governor Albert A. Bryan administration's budget covering fiscal years 2023 and 2024. The budget, which was submitted to the 34th Legislature Tuesday afternoon, May 31, 2022, among other things provides $16 million for public employees' wage increases and funding for about 1,200 vacancies across all government agencies.

June 26th, 2020
'Release persons imprisoned for cannabis possession'- Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Legislators of the House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands are in the process of debating the bill known as the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, which is geared towards legalising cannabis for medicinal purposes only in the Territory.

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).

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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