The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) is calling the legislature into special session this month to consider adult-use marijuana legalization.
“This amendment creates a regulated system, enables tourists and increases tax revenue to the government of the Virgin Islands,” Bryan said at a press conference, calling marijuana “a new revolution that has taken the nation by storm.”
The legislature will consider the amendment as an addition to the territory’s current medical cannabis program on December 18. Bryan signed that existing policy into law earlier this year, though it hasn’t yet been implemented as regulatory body nominations have been held up in the legislature.
Read the MM report to look at the details of what’s being proposed