Whereas Cannabis has been proven to have many positive medical benefits;
and Whereas Bermuda faces unprecedented budget deficits;
and Whereas numerous Bermudians are criminalized for non-violent possession for personal use of cannabis;
and Whereas many countries are revising their cannabis laws;
Whereas we are treaty-bound to only allow cannabis for purposes of research and/or medicinal use;
We the undersigned petition the Honourable House of Assembly to immediately decriminalise cannabis, possession and supply (in a Treaty compliant fashion), and examine the economic and social benefits of cannabis regulation, taxation and sale, as well as sale of anonymised research data, for the benefit of our local economy, social climate and tourism product.