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Medical Marijuana Bill Signed Into Law by U.S. Virgin Islands Governor

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. signed the Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act into law Tuesday. The bill, sponsored by Senator Positive T.A. Nelson, received final approval from the Legislature on December 28.  The measure legalizes medical marijuana for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. Comprehensive medical marijuana laws have been adopted …

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Cannabis Possession Now Decriminalized in U.S. Virgin Islands

Legislation decriminalizing the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis in the United States Virgin Islands became law on Friday after the Senate voted unanimously to override Governor’s John P. DeJongh’s veto. Under the new law – which was included as a provision in the territory’s 2015 budget, and line-item vetoed by Governor DeJongh …

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Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Cannabis Decriminalization Bill in U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Virgin Island’s Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Public Safety and Justice has voted 5 to 0 to approve Bill 30-0018, a proposal to decriminalize recreational cannabis. Under the approved law, which now heads towards a full Senate vote, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis will be decriminalized for those of …

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