Bahamas to Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

Bahamas Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced Friday that the government is currently completing legislation to legalize medicinal marijuana, bringing the country another step closer to marijuana reform, according to The Tribune, one of The Bahamas’ leading newspapers.

“The government is in the process of now completing legislation to bring to Parliament to legalize medicinal marijuana so that medical marijuana could be grown by Bahamians here –- utilized and exported – medicinal marijuana,” Minnis said at an event at Abaco.

This comes after Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana co-Chair Quinn McCartney told The Tribune last week that the body hoped to submit its final report surrounding the use of marijuana to the government in the first quarter of this year.

In 2018, the commission was mandated by Cabinet to comprehensively examine issues surrounding the use of marijuana to chart the way forward on the substance.

After several extensions, the commission presented its preliminary marijuana report to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis early last year, making recommendations for the legalization of medicinal marijuana and the decriminalization for possession of up to one ounce of the drug, among other things.

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