As published by the Virgin Islands Daily News
Virgin Islanders are still facing serious criminal penalties for growing marijuana, as the V.I. government continues to struggle with implementing a 2019 law that provides a path for Virgin Islanders to grow marijuana legally.
Two of those affected are a St. Croix couple who told police they started growing marijuana after the 2017 hurricanes to support themselves financially. The couple, Colin Merchant and Delia James-Merchant, were arrested in Aug. 2018 and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.
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