Senate Votes To Legalize Cannabis For Adult Use In VI

The US Virgin Islands Senate voted to legalize the adult use of cannabis.

Legislation, known as Bill 34-0345, has been sent to Governor Albert Bryan Jr. for his signature.

Medical cannabis has been legal in the Virgin Islands since 2019. Senators Janelle K. Sarauw and Angel L. Bolques Jr. proposed the adult-use cannabis bill, which passed the Senate last Thursday with 11 votes in favor and one against. The other three senators did not attend and did not vote.

The new rules will allow up to 50 retail cannabis licenses on the three main islands, reported El Planteo.

“Critical to getting the legislation done was the fact that we had the opportunity to deliberate on the bill openly and collaboratively,” Sarauw said in …

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