The Attorney-General Confirms Government’s Position on Cannabis Legislation

06 September, 2022

"Disappointing but not surprising, given the confines of our constitutional relationship with the UK Government and their archaic interpretation of the Narcotic Conventions”, said the  Attorney-General, the Hon. Kathy Lynn Simmons today after Her Excellency the Governor confirmed her instructions from the UK to not grant Assent to the Cannabis Licensing Bill 2022. 

 “The People of Bermuda have democratically expressed their desire for a regulated cannabis licensing regime following the strong endorsement at the ballot box and an extensive public consultation process.”

 “The Government of Bermuda intends to continue to advance this initiative, within the full scope of its constitutional powers, in keeping with our 2020 General Election Platform commitment.”