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Bermuda's Senate rejects legislation to legalise cannabis

Bermuda's Senate has rejected a controversial law to legalise cannabis.
 
The proposed legislation will now be sent back to the House of Assembly.
 
The Cannabis Licensing Act, which sets out a regulatory framework for growing, selling and using the drug, was passed by MPs two weeks ago.
 
But in the Upper House on Wednesday, opposition and independent senators opposed the legislation.
 
The vote means a potential confrontation with Governor Rena Lalgie has been averted, at least temporarily.
 
Governor Lalgie, who arrived in Bermuda in December, had signalled she would not be able to sign the legislation because it would breach the United Kingdom's drug interdiction treaty obligations.
 
                        


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