Bahamas Citizens Asked to Decide on Marijuana Legalization
While an earlier report on recommendations for the legalization of cannabis included provisions for medical and recreational use, some members of Bahamas’ legislative body did not agree with the recreational stipulation. So, as reported on Grizzle, the government is turning to the people of the Bahamas to get their input.
The survey of Bahamas citizens will commence in the beginning of March, and results should be tabulated by mid-April. Legalization has the support of the Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, who is quoted in the article as saying, “My government is committed to reforming our marijuana laws and to clearing the records of those who seek to do better.”
Previous polls have indicated a strong support of legalizing marijuana among Bahamians, and if the results of this survey go as expected, the Bahamas could be the first country in the region to legalize recreational cannabis.