British Virgin Islands cannabis industry on hold until Governor responds to the bill

Governor of the British Virgin Islands Augustus Jaspert is yet contemplating over the Cannabis Licensing Act which was previously passed in the House of Assembly.

The Act which was enacted two months ago put the framework for the establishment of a medical marijuana industry in the territory.

The marijuana bill can’t be written into law until its agreed to by Governor Jaspert.

Because the constitution doesn’t give a stipulated time outline for the government to permit to the Bill concerns have been lifted about the chance of the medicinal marijuana bill being put on hold until next year.

Premier Andrew Fahie formerly declared that the cannabis industry is expected to insert at least $30 billion into the economy when established.

The government also plans to distribute half-acre plots of land to 100 residents to be used to cultivate marijuana.

All plans are put on hold until Governor Jaspert responds to the Bill.


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