Two outgoing senators are sparring again over a bill to legalize medicinal marijuana in the territory, with cannabis advocate Sen. Positive Nelson and opponent Sen. Nereida Rivera-O’Reilly at odds over whether legalizing the drug would be a boon or a burden for the Virgin Islands.

Rivera-O’Reilly has long opposed the use of cannabis in any form, while Nelson has for years been introducing legislation to legalize marijuana both medicinally and recreationally.

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