Bahamas: "Why is the government not prioritizing regulating medicinal cannabis?"

Free National Movement leader Michael Pintard is disappointed that the government has not prioritized regulating the use of medicinal cannabis. The move, he said, would open the door to a new industry in the country.

During a press conference, Mr. Pintard addressed the issue of the government’s delay in bringing cannabis legislation to Parliament.

Mr. Pintard said he was concerned that the government, having taken a position while in opposition on this matter, seemed to be having difficulties going through the pieces of legislation that were already left in place, saying: “We are uncertain when it will come.”

He added that in stating this piece of legislation should be a priority, especially because people who have been convicted of possession of small quantities of cannabis should not continue to have criminal records.

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