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Early move on medical marijuana?

THE Bahamas Marijuana Commission is resuming its work this week with its co-chair Quinn McCartney admitting it will be challenging to fully decriminalise the substance in two years even though “low-hanging fruits” like medical marijuana can be legalised in that time.

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‘Medicinal cannabis only’ says churches

THE Bahamas Christian Council released its official stance on legal marijuana yesterday, throwing support behind regulated medical use but saying recreational use should not be encouraged or condoned.

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'Separate zoning' for hemp, medical marijuana strains

The Bahamas must zone “separate regions” for industrial hemp and medical marijuana to avoid “cross-pollination” and ensure both become sustainable industries.The Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana’s preliminary report, tabled in the House of As

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Marijuana report puts no limit on medical use

PEOPLE prescribed cannabis for medical purposes will have unlimited potential to grow plants to meet their needs if the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has its way.

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'Marijuana will boost economy': Commission report says drug has huge business potential

THE Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana has endorsed the economic potential of a cannabis industry in The Bahamas as robust.

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Medicial marijuana event to be landmark for nation

THE Medical Association of The Bahamas is hosting the country’s first medical marijuana symposium on Wednesday.In July, MAB president Dr Marcus Cooper told The Tribune there had not been widespread consultation with its membership on the subject of m

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'Liberalise cannabis now - and lead rest of world'

LEADING Jamaican scientist Dr Henry Lowe is urging Bahamian officials - and those in the Caribbean - to liberalise cannabis for medical and scientific use to cement the region’s stake in the industry.Dr Lowe projected cannabis-based products will be

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Cabinet Approval for committee to discuss medical cannabis

CABINET has approved the establishment of a committee responsible for public education toward possibly legalising cannabis for medical purposes, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis confirmed yesterday.However Dr Minnis said the make-up of this committee

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Four months to answer marijuana questions

CABINET will discuss the committee to be given responsibility for holding town hall meetings on the possible legalisation of medical marijuana in the country when it meets on Monday, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announced yesterday.

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Just what the doctor ordered – poll gives support for medical marijuana

A RECENT Public Domain survey has found overwhelming support for medical marijuana among Bahamian residents across demographics of age, gender and income.

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'Let's lead the way on medical marijuana'

A SENIOR executive at the Public Hospitals Authority and leading pharmacist is urging government and local health officials to set the standard for medical marijuana research in the region. Dr Marvin Smith, who serves as PHA deputy director and chie

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