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Views sought on cannabis law relaxation

The Attorney-General said tonight she was “encouraged” by the response to a request for public views on changes to the laws on cannabis.

Kathy Lynn Simmons added responses, which can be made online until July 3, would help create a cannabis regime tailored to the island's needs.

Ms Simmons, also the legal affairs minister, said: “The policy intends that the different types of licensed activities will include cultivation by commercial growers, retail cannabis shops, manufacture, research, transport, import, and export.

“The proposed regulatory requirements for each category of licence are illustrated in the draft legislation and policy including a schedule for cannabis retail shops.”

The proposals followed consultation on medical cannabis last year, where many called for more relaxed laws on the drug.

The policy document and draft Bill can be read and views registered at www.forum.gov.bm.

Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs (File photograph)

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Published June 10, 2020 at 10:18 pm (Updated June 10, 2020 at 10:18 pm)

Views sought on cannabis law relaxation

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