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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).

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.

May 31st, 2022
Medicinal cannabis has potential, but focus is on tourism– Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the proposed medicinal cannabis industry in the VI still has potential; however, he indicated that the focus will be on tourism and diversifying existing industries under his watch.

November 30th, 2021
VI & UK agree to move forward with talks on medical marijuana– Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The United Kingdom (UK), which has been stalling the establishment of the medical marijuana industry in the Virgin Islands (VI), even while the colonial power benefits from the same industry, has agreed to talks with the VI on the way forward. This is according to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1), who was recently in the UK for a Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting.

July 8th, 2021
US states legalise marijuana as post-pandemic economic booster

NEW YORK, USA - At least 5 more US states have recently legalised recreational marijuana use, which means 30% of the country allows its adult residents to possess and use cannabis.

January 14th, 2021
Gov’t seeking 'negotiation' of UK decision on 'Marijuana Bill'

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says more negotiations with the United Kingdom (UK) will have to be made over the Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020, as his administration is not fully clear on the way forward.

July 1st, 2020
VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act 2020' passes in HoA

DUFFS BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - Having its third and final reading at around 22:30hrs yesterday, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA), the controversial VI 'Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Act, 2020' was passed with amendments.

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