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Published: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:30:36 -0800

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Bermuda: Drugs: US Still Holds The Big Stick

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Bermuda Sun, 06 Jun 2014 - Earlier this year, when Jack Cole, a former New Jersey undercover narcotics cop who now advocates for all drugs to be legalized, was in town to speak before Bermuda residents and politicians alike he summed up the international ripple effect of US drug policy thusly. "We're the big bully on the block."



Bermuda: Bermuda Report Urges Easing Marijuana Laws

Tue, 13 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

The Virgin Islands Daily News, 13 May 2014 - HAMILTON (AP) - A report commissioned by the government of Bermuda has endorsed legalizing marijuana for medical purposes and decriminalizing personal use of the drug. The report from the Cannabis Reform Collaborative, which began reviewing drug laws in the British island territory in December, concluded that prosecutions for nonviolent offenses related to marijuana are overwhelming the criminal justice system and disproportionately target non-white and immigrant populations.



Bermuda: Bermuda Urged To Decriminalize Marijuana

Tue, 13 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Latin American Herald-Tribune, 13 May 2014 - HAMILTON, Bermuda -- A government-appointed task force is recommending the decriminalization of marijuana in this Overseas British Territory and urging Bermuda authorities to take "immediate action to enable access to medical cannabis with a prescription". Current drug policy squanders resources and ruins lives, as career options become limited once a criminal record is established, the Cannabis Reform Collaborative said in a 137-page report.



Bermuda: Decriminalize Personal Possession Of Cannabis

Sun, 11 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Bermuda Sun, 11 May 2014 - DECRIMINALIZE PERSONAL POSSESSION OF CANNABIS A task force charged with studying the island's cannabis policy is recommending the decriminalization of small amounts of the drug. The Cannabis Reform Collaborative also recommends the government enable patients to be prescribed cannabis on the island.



Bermuda: Dunkley: Drug Reform Needs 'Careful Consideration'

Fri, 09 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

The Royal Gazette, 09 May 2014 - Any changes to the laws regulating the use of cannabis will only be made "in a measured fashion with careful consideration of the Bermudian context", National Security Minister Michael Dunkley has said. Mr Dunkley spoke after a report by the Cannabis Reform Collaborative (CRC) was presented to Parliamentarians in the House of Assembly this morning.



Bermuda: Interview / Jack Cole, Ex-cop, Drug Legalization Advocate

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:00:00 GMT

Bermuda Sun, 05 Mar 2014 - 'Marijuana never killed anyone' Jack A. Cole thinks marijuana should be legalized. In fact, Mr Cole thinks all drugs should be legalized.



Bermuda: Former Narcotics Officer on Island to Speak About

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:00:00 GMT

The Royal Gazette, 24 Feb 2014 - Former New Jersey State Police undercover Narcotics officer Jack Cole a co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), is on the Island this week to speak with the public and Government officials about the benefits of legalising all drugs and ending the "war on drugs". Former New Jersey State Police undercover Narcotics officer Jack Cole a co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), is on the Island this week to speak with the public and Government officials about the benefits of legalising all drugs and ending the "war on drugs".



Bermuda: Column: Marijuana Debate Should Be Community-Wide

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:00:00 GMT

The Royal Gazette, 12 Apr 2013 - The young are the restless. It is a line for which I cannot take credit. It was a headline that appeared recently in The New York Times. It caught my eye as did the subject matter: how views are changing on the decriminalisation and use of marijuana. A writer by the name of Charles M Blow (yes, real name) was commenting on an April 2013 poll that for the first time showed that more Americans support legalising marijuana than oppose it. This was and is no April fool's joke.



Bermuda: Careless Drivers Should Be Drug Tested, Says Senator

Sat, 19 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Royal Gazette, 19 May 2012 - People who drive carelessly should be tested for drugs as well as alcohol, Independent Senator Joan Dillas-Wright believes. She made the assertion during the debate on the Road Traffic Amendment Act 2012 which passed in the Upper House this week.