Bermuda joins few Caribbean islands to decriminalize marijuana
Submitted by Marijuana News
Bermuda has passed a bill decriminalizing the possession of cannabis after years of lobbying by advocates of the psychoactive drug which is used for both medicinal and recreational purposes.
The island nation’s Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalization of Cannabis] Amendment Act 2017 removes criminal prosecution for the possession of not more than 7 grams of cannabis.
The decriminalization of marijuana does not mean it is legal and can be used without any queries.
There are criminal laws against the use of marijuana across the Caribbean except in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, and Malta.
Jamaica moved to decriminalize the possession of up to two grams of marijuana in late 2014. Before then, culprits are jailed up to ten years for the possession of the drug.
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