Cayman Islands to Legalize Cannabis Medicines

caymanThe Cabinet of Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin has given approval to legislation that would legalize the medical use and distribution of cannabis oil.

The measure – which is an amendment to Misuse of Drugs Law and Pharmacy Regulations – now heads to a debate on the floor of the House of Representatives, which will occur around October. McLaughlin says his government will push through the legal amendments which will allow for the importation and licensed distribution of cannabis-based medicines such as oils, tinctures and pills.

“In many respects, we are a pioneer in this field,” says Mr. McLaughlin. “We have moved from investigation to policy approval to legislative amendments and will soon go to the Legislative Assembly over the course of a few short months. However, at all times we have appreciated that we must proceed responsibly, ensuring that what is brought forward has the best possibility for effective outcomes without causing unexpected consequences.”

We’ll keep you up-to-date on the measure as it makes it way through the Cayman Islands legislature.

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