Bermuda’s Cannabis Licensing Act

On 19 February 2021, the lower house of Bermuda’s Parliament passed the Cannabis Licensing Act 2020. The legislation was, however, rejected by Bermuda’s upper house, the Senate, and sent back to the House on 3 March 2021. Bermuda’s Government has nevertheless committed to pressing forward with the legislation.

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