By Avinash Tharoor

A senior minister in Bermuda has said the territory could legally regulate the production and sale of cannabis for “recreational”, non-medical purposes. Michael Weeks, the Minister of Social Development in the North Atlantic island territory of Bermuda, said: “[Cannabis] legalisation is something that’s going to have to be talked about and may have to be sooner rather than later. There’s an almost worldwide trend. Right now, here, it is medical use, but some countries have legalised for recreational purposes.” Weeks added that the government was devising a report with various drug policy proposals. He said the Cabinet would consider the document in the coming weeks, and that it would be published by the end of the year.