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Medical Marijuana, Hemp Bills Introduced In Virgin Islands

Posted on  August 13, 2012 by  News Admin

 Bills which would legalize the production of industrial hemp and the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes will be considered on Monday and Tuesday, August 13 and 14, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Senator Terrance "Positive" Nelson, the first and only Rastafarian senator in the Virgin Islands, is bringing the bills forward. Senator Nelson has vowed to bring marijuana legislation before the Senate, and has other senators who have publicly supported him and these bills for ballot referendums. Senator Nelson has also said publicly that he is working on a marijuana decriminalization bill that will be presented before the end of this Senate session. Toke of the Town has seen a draft of the as yet unnumbered bill, which is not yet final. According to Linda Adler of USVI NORML, this year's decrim bill is much better than the one introduced last year. "This one will be a battle, but if armed with enough facts and specific information on how this will impact the Territory's financial crisis and reduce the effects and costs of keeping it criminalized, he stands a chance," Adler told Toke of the Town Friday morning. One hearing will be held on St. Thomas and the other on St. Croix, so that residents on each island will have a chance to testify and attend. Each hearing will cover both the medical marijuana bill (29-0349 [pdf]) and the industrial hemp bill (29-0350 [pdf]), according to Ronald E. Russell, president of the USVI 29th Legislature. Monday's hearing will be at...

Medical Marijuana, Hemp Bills Introduced In Virgin Islands

Posted on  August 13, 2012 by  News Admin

 Bills which would legalize the production of industrial hemp and the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes will be considered on Monday and Tuesday, August 13 and 14, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Senator Terrance "Positive" Nelson, the first and only Rastafarian senator in the Virgin Islands, is bringing the bills forward. Senator Nelson has vowed to bring marijuana legislation before the Senate, and has other senators who have publicly supported him and these bills for ballot referendums. Senator Nelson has also said publicly that he is working on a marijuana decriminalization bill that will be presented before the end of this Senate session. Toke of the Town has seen a draft of the as yet unnumbered bill, which is not yet final. According to Linda Adler of USVI NORML, this year's decrim bill is much better than the one introduced last year. "This one will be a battle, but if armed with enough facts and specific information on how this will impact the Territory's financial crisis and reduce the effects and costs of keeping it criminalized, he stands a chance," Adler told Toke of the Town Friday morning. One hearing will be held on St. Thomas and the other on St. Croix, so that residents on each island will have a chance to testify and attend. Each hearing will cover both the medical marijuana bill (29-0349 [pdf]) and the industrial hemp bill (29-0350 [pdf]), according to Ronald E. Russell, president of the USVI 29th Legislature. Monday's hearing will be at...