2021-03-03 - 21:02:53 POLITICS |
OBA Senate Team Reject Cannabis License Bill
Today, Bermuda’s Senate rejected the PLP’s Cannabis Licensing Bill because the Bill itself failed to address important concerns from the community.
It was positive that the OBA Senators and Independent Senators came together to vote down this deeply flawed Bill. Cannabis is a complicated issue that requires thoughtful solutions, something the Bill severely lacked.
There are many who are passionate about cannabis, both for and against. But the Bill in its current form was not the answer. It left too many unanswered questions and needs more time and thought.
The Senate vote today shows there are many Bermudian voices not being heard by the Government. Even within the PLP ranks there are many who recognised privately the numerous flaws in this Bill. They must share these legitimate concerns publicly and put Island before Party.
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