Bermuda to decriminalise small amounts of ganja

The House passed a cannabis decriminalisation bill in May 2017
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Friday, September 8, 2017

The new Progressive Labour Party (PLP) government says it will introduce legislation to decriminalise cannabis possession if the amount is under seven grams, Governor John Rankin announced. “The criminalisation of our citizens for minor, non-violent possession of cannabis is an open sore on our society, damaging the lives of hundreds of Bermudians, young and old,” Rankin, said as he delivered the traditional throne speech at the start of the new parliament. “This is also an issue of fairness as black people in our society are far more likely to be arrested, charged and convicted for cannabis possession than white people.” (See also: An Analysis of Cannabis Reform in Bermuda)