NOV 20, 2016 - GOVERNOR APPROVES MEDICAL CANNABIS OIL (CAYMAN ISLANDS)
Cayman Islands Governor
Helen Kilpatrick has assented to changes to the Misuse of Drugs Law
allowing for the importation of oil derived from the marijuana plant
for medical purposes only.
That means Cayman
pharmacists and doctors can lawfully import and prescribe cannabinoid
[cannabis] oil for patients, as long as they can find a source to
import it from. The bill does not legalize ganja usage for medical
The Legislative Assembly
unanimously approved the changes allowing the importation Oct. 24.
According to the final
version of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Law, 2016: “The use of
cannabis extracts and tinctures of cannabis for medical or
therapeutic purposes, where prescribed by a medical doctor licensed
in accordance with the Health Practice Law as part of a course of
treatment for a person under that medical doctor’s care, is
The final version of the
law leaves it up to Cabinet to make regulations as to how the
importation, storage and dispensing of the substance will occur. Such
oils are only allowed for distribution by a licensed pharmacist.
caymancompass.com, Brent Fuller, November 20, 2016