Cayman Island Legislators Back MMJ Bill

In an historic moment in the Legislative Assembly on Monday afternoon, all members of the parliament backed the government’s amendment to the drugs law to pave the way for the use medicinal cannabis oil. Premier Alden McLaughlin, who is also the health minister, presented the bill on Friday but the debate began this afternoon, and in a show of unity all of the legislators backed the change. There are still hurdles ahead for those suffering from conditions where the oil may help with pain or even offer a cure, as sourcing it could still prove difficult.

After the debate the premier thanked the members for their support for what he said would be an important piece of legislation that could, in the future, benefit a lot of people. The decision by the government to press ahead, however, seemed to be a lot more about hope than any conviction that the drug...

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