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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.”

June 26th, 2015
‎JVD man allegedly admits to using 'weed' for 'breakfast, lunch & dinner'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Rubbie Pickering, 25, was brought before Senior Magistrate ‎Tamia N. Richards today June 26, 2015 to answer a charge of possession of an unverified amount of marijuana.

June 21st, 2015
USVI man brings ‘weed’ into VI to help him ‘relax’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When Thomas D. Mannix packed among his clothing and other personal belongings two packets of cannabis sativa (marijuana) to bring with him to the Virgin Islands, he thought he was only bringing his “necessaries” to use after a hard day’s work.

March 16th, 2015
Youth allegedly brutalised by police arrested, charged

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The teenager who was allegedly brutalised by police on March 6, 2015 has been taken into custody and charges laid against him.

November 29th, 2012
Prosecution ready to proceed with Vanterpool drug possession case

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Crown’s case against Joel Vanterpool on charges of possession of cannabis and cocaine was all set to proceed when the matter came before Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards yesterday November 28, 2012.

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