NOV 25, 2016 - PEOPLE CAN APPLY FOR MEDICAL CANNABIS (BERMUDA)
Ordinary citizens are
technically able to apply for personal licences to possess medical
cannabis, a Supreme Court ruling has shown.
The November 9 hearing
before Puisne Judge Stephen Hellman was a breakthrough for Michael
Brangman, who has successfully argued that the Minister of National
Security has the power to consider an application.
“Forms exist for this
process, which we have had sight of as a result of this exercise,”
lawyer Kamal Worrell told The Royal Gazette.
Under the 1972 Misuse of
Drugs Act, the minister may issue a licence for the importation of a
controlled drug, while Section 12 of the Act covers exceptions for
medical purposes, Mr Worrell said.
The 2014 Cannabinoid
Pharmaceutical Products Act amended the drug legislation to allow the
minister to remove drugs from the prohibited schedule on the advice
of the Chief Medical Officer.
royalgazette.com, Jonathan Bell, November 25, 2016