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Bahamas: A GOOD THING: Sir Arthur says medicinal marijuana could be “a blessing”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The regulation of medicinal marijuana in The Bahamas “could be a blessing to some people”, according to former Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes, who said the legislation and regularization for cannabis is “long overdue”.

He was responding to questions on Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis’ announcement last month that the government was in the process of completing legislation to bring to Parliament to legalize medicinal marijuana so Bahamians can grow, use and export the substance.

“I think that is a good thing and it is long overdue,” Sir Arthur told Eyewitness News.

“We have a plant and there are many of those in our culture, but this one is very, very useful for human beings. But because of the drug thing it has got a bad reputation.

“But, you know, you have to use everything responsibly. And marijuana could be a blessing to some people if used appropriately, like everything else.”

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