The Nassau Guardian reports The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in “Our Blueprint for Change” promises to develop a cannabis industry in the Bahamas; if elected to office on September 16. The party said it would “develop a comprehensive regulatory framework for growing, harvesting, and exporting cannabis, so that the industry creates opportunities for many, not just a few”. It commits to encouraging joint ventures in the medicinal cannabis industry. The party also said it would “ensure that ALL Bahamians are given full access to development, and have a fair opportunity to become owners in this new industry”. Additionally, it said it would “develop robust regulations to strictly monitor and minimize the impact on our international reputation”. Speaking in March, Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis said while a PLP government would create a regulatory framework for the growing and exporting of marijuana to the world market and also consider legalizing medical marijuana, the party had reservations about legalizing the drug for recreational use.

Sean Hocking, Cannabis Law Report, 09/04/2021 21:44:00

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