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Bahamas: GREEN BILL COMING SOON: Govt to move on medicinal marijuana legislation in weeks ahead

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is expected to table a bill in Parliament in the next few weeks that would regulate medicinal marijuana in The Bahamas, said Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis on Friday.

“We are presently attempting to complete the medicinal marijuana bill,” Minnis told reporters on the sidelines of the Exuma International Airport contract signing and groundbreaking ceremony.

“I’m hoping we can have that in Parliament within a matter of weeks.

“I was hoping we would have had it there last week. Unfortunately, there are several amendments we had to make.”

The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana’s (BNCM) preliminary report was leaked to the media in January 2020 and later tabled in Parliament in early February.

Among its initial 24 recommendations, the BNCM has advised the government to allow individuals prescribed medical cannabis to grow sufficient plants for their use; to allow tourists who are prescribed medical cannabis in their countries to obtain it in The Bahamas; and to allow the importation of regulated cannabis products for ailments.

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