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US Virgin Islands governor signs legalization and expungements bills, issues cannabis pardon

The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) has officially signed a pair of bills to legalize cannabis and facilitate cannabis expungements in the territory, making it the latest jurisdiction in the country to end prohibition.

Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (D) signed the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Janelle Sarauw (I), just before a 10-day deadline for action. He also took the opportunity to issue a proclamation allowing people to petition for pardons for prior cannabis possession convictions.

“From the beginning of the Bryan-Roach Administration, we have worked towards the legalization of the adult use of cannabis, and today, with the hard work of the members of the 34th Legislature and prior Legislatures and the efforts of my team, we are finally here and finally signing into law the Virgin Islands Cannabis Use Act,” the governor, who released his own legalization proposal in 2019, said.

Read more at marijuanamoment.net


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