Tag: medical marijuana

Warren: Cayman must grow own medical ganja

Warren: Cayman must grow own medical ganja

| 16/03/2017 | 73 Comments

(CNS): Local activist Dennie Warren Jr has called on government, which legalized the medicinal use of cannabis extracts last year, to take the next step and allow the ganja plant to be grown here. Warren was central to the campaign to push government into the significant step of changing the Misuse of Drugs Law to […]

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Doctors promoting medical ganja at Cayman seminar

Doctors promoting medical ganja at Cayman seminar

| 09/03/2017 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Drs Dustin Sulak and Ethan Russo will be visiting the Cayman Islands next week to share their knowledge and experience about the benefits of medical ganja, what it can do and why it works. Following Cayman’s recent move to legalise the use of cannabis oils and tinctures when prescribed by doctors for various medical […]

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Medical cannabis oil officially legal

Medical cannabis oil officially legal

| 21/11/2016 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The governor has assented to an amended drug law to facilitate the prescription of medical cannabis oil. The step by government to legalise the medical use of ganja in the form of an oil or tinctures to treat cancer, epilepsy, or as a pain reliever for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, among a list of other […]

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Legal ganja ‘grows’ in US down ballot vote

Legal ganja ‘grows’ in US down ballot vote

| 09/11/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS): All eyes were on the results for the top of the ballot in Tuesday’s elections in the US, but in several states there were some significant developments in the campaign to legalise marijuana use much further down the ticket. Eight out of the nine states that had the issue on the ballot sheet voted for […]

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MLAs back cannabis oil legalisation

MLAs back cannabis oil legalisation

| 10/10/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): 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 […]

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Drugs law draft allows for cannabis extracts

Drugs law draft allows for cannabis extracts

| 22/08/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Government has published the much-anticipated changes to the Misuse of Drugs Law to provide for the importation and dispensing of cannabis oil under prescription by a doctor for medical purposes. The public now has more than 21 days to comment on the amendment before it is excepted to be debated in the Legislative Assembly […]

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Premier denies delay over cannabis oil laws

Premier denies delay over cannabis oil laws

| 08/08/2016 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The government has denied any delay in paving the way for the medical use of cannabis oil, following concerns that patients have been waiting more than nine months for the promised legislation. Premier Alden McLaughlin said officials have only been working on the necessary legal amendments since May, in the face of some opposition […]

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Much-needed cannabis oil stalled by CIG

Much-needed cannabis oil stalled by CIG

| 08/08/2016 | 40 Comments

(CNS): A local woman with cancer was told by government more than nine months ago that legislation would be amended to enable her to import cannabis oil to ease her suffering, but she is still waiting. Despite public declarations by the premier in May during his budget address that this was a “matter of urgency” […]

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Civil servants to get bonus, CIG to import cannabis oil

Civil servants to get bonus, CIG to import cannabis oil

| 30/05/2016 | 92 Comments

(CNS): There were not many surprises in the premier’s Budget Statement delivered in the Legislative Assembly on Monday morning but the PPM leader announced two unexpected and unrelated items that will be welcomed by many. Alden McLaughlin said that all civil servants will receive a 2.2% one-off bonus payment in their June pay packets based […]

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Mexico to legalise medical ganja

Mexico to legalise medical ganja

| 20/04/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Speaking at a UN Drug Policy Summit in New York on Tuesday, President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico revealed that the country will be taking legislative steps to legalise the use of medicinal marijuana and government will consider changes to the penal code to decriminalise possession of small quantities for personal use. The announcement […]

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Legal ganja pumping $billions into US economy

Legal ganja pumping $billions into US economy

| 17/03/2016 | 47 Comments

(CNS): A report published this week on the legal sale of ganja in the United States is predicting that it will pump up to $44 billion into the American economy by 2020 if current business and legalisation trends continue. Already surpassing sales of the all-American girl-scout cookie and e-cigarettes, the authors predict that if the real […]

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