Government to advance comprehensive suit of cannabis legislation

Attorney General Ryan Pinder said yesterday that government intends to advance a comprehensive suite of legislation on the regulation of cannabis, which will create a new agri-business industry in The Bahamas.

During his contribution to the budget debate in the Senate yesterday, Pinder said: “This legislation is internationally benchmarked against the countries around the world in the industry. The framework will be for the regulation of the medical cannabis industry from the farm to the border, and will also provide a separate regulatory framework for industrial hemp, wellness products, and for pure industrial uses such as clothing, rope, and building materials made from hemp.

“We will also provide a framework for the de-criminalization of possession of small amounts of cannabis products.”