Medical Cannabis Oil Legalized in the Cayman Islands

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Medical Cannabis Oil Legalized in the Cayman Islands

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Cayman Islands Gov. Helen Kilpatrick approved a bill last week that amends the Misuse of Drugs Law, allowing for medical cannabis oil to be imported and dispensed for medicinal purposes, as reported by the Cayman News Service.

The amendment further indicates, “The use of cannabis extracts and tinctures of cannabis for medical or therapeutic purposes, where it is prescribed by a medical doctor for a person under the medical doctor’s care, is lawful.”

While the amendment establishes that medical cannabis can be legally imported, dispensed and prescribed, it does not establish regulations for carrying out these actions, leaving the creation of a regulatory infrastructure to the country’s cabinet members; however, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that regulations for customs and pharmaceuticals were created in anticipation of Kilpatrick approving the bill, as reported by the Cayman Compass.

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