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Governor Bryan is Working to Broaden USVI's Cannabis Laws. This is a Good Step in the Right Direction.

Staff Consortium | December 12, 2019

This Bill is about providing safe access to cannabis for specific purposes, providing a funding source for our failing GERS system, and creating entrepreneurship and employment opportunities for local residents. It is also about encouraging broad local access; private growers and small farmers will have a way to legally sell their products and access the supply chain. Retail dispensaries will required to buy at least 70% of their product from local growers, vertical integration is discouraged, and cultivation, processing and licenses will be limited in number and reserved for USVI residents. This is a clean and sustainable local industry, with a significant off-island customer base. More than 60% of USVI visitors come from States that have fully or partially legalized cannabis. On average, in states that have been legal for a few years, nearly…

Opinion | The Road to Medicaid Equity for the Virgin…

Staff Consortium | November 23, 2019

During the past few months there has been an increased discussion on what has been called “The Medicaid…

Letter to the Editor | Teachers in the Virgin Islands…

Staff Consortium | November 21, 2019

Dear Editor, Acknowledging that education is important to the growth and improvement of the Virgin Islands…

Call all Veterans: Show Your Numbers as We Work to…

Staff Consortium | November 14, 2019

Despite the inability to vote for the U.S. Commander-in-Chief, citizens of the Virgin Islands proudly…

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