Development of cannabis legislation

The Cannabis Licence Act (the “CLA”) was passed by Bermuda’s lower house of parliament in February 2021. However, it was sent back to the House of Assembly after Bermuda’s upper house, the Senate, voted against the bill in March 2021. The rejection of the CLA in the Senate does not spell the end for the legislation in its current form. Due to the provisions of Bermuda’s constitution, the Senate’s decision may only delay the passage of the CLA by twelve months.

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