Cayman Islands Governor Signs Legislation Legalizing Medical Cannabis Oil

Medical Cannabis OilCayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick has signed legislation into law that legalizes the medical use and distribution of cannabis oil.

The new law allows physicians to prescribe medical cannabis oil (including tinctures) for the treatment of conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain. Pharmacies will be allowed to distribute cannabis oil to qualified patients, giving them a means of safe access to their medicine.

In May, Premier Alden McLaughlin called the proposal “a matter of urgency” during a budget address. Parliament approved the measure in October, followed by the bill’s signing this week.

The Cayman Islands encompasses three islands in the western Caribbean Sea, with a population of roughly 60,000; it is a British Overseas Territory.

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Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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