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News / Politics / Virgin Islands / November 6, 2014

During Tuesday’s General Elections, voters across the territory had the opportunity to express their interest in medical marijuana being made available in the Virgin Islands, as well as establishing four-year terms for senators. While the medicinal marijuana referendum received modest support, the four-year terms for senators was overwhelmingly opposed by voters.

Unofficial numbers from the Virgin Islands Elections System, last made available to the public at 1:52 a.m. on Wednesday, show that more than half of voters (56.10 percent) are in support of allowing the medicinal use of marijuana in the territory. A referendum vote does not mean the issue will be made into law, but it is used as a guide to measure what voters want.

Referendum on Medicinal Marijuana:

YES (IND) . . . . . . . . . . 6,108         56.10

NO (IND). . . . . . . . . . . 4,779         43.90


When voters were asked if Senate terms should last for four years, a significant 84.36 percent disagreed, preferring to have two-year term limits.

Referendum on Senators Four-Year Terms Instead of Two:  

NO (IND). . . . . . . . . . . 8,925       84.36

YES (IND) . . . . . . . . . . 1,655        15.64



Cynthia Graham

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