Nelson Reintroduces Medical Marijuana Bill

The prudish observer might think that the U.S. Virgin Islands is trying to sin its way to prosperity. Earlier this year the Legislature and the governor moved forward with the so-called sin taxes and now Sen. Positive Nelson, in his persistent effort to reform marijuana laws, has reintroduced the Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act.

In a news release, Nelson said he is fulfilling his obligation to the people of the Virgin Islands who supported the November 2014 ballot initiative to allow for the legalization of medical cannabis in the Virgin Islands.

Nelson told the Source Saturday that he has been fighting the battle for more than six years; a bill similar to the this one died in committee last year. Although, the objection to marijuana reform has apparently been in the minority, it has been intense.

“I’m requesting that this measure be heard by the committee of the...

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