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Can I carry my own CBD oil into Cayman?

Can I carry my own CBD oil into Cayman?

| 05/06/2019 | 4 Comments

I’ll be travelling from Canada, where CBD oil is legal, to the Cayman Islands on 1 June this year. I’m wondering, since medicinal CBD is legal in Cayman, am I able to travel with it from Canada to the Cayman Islands or do I have to purchase there? Auntie’s answer: First I want to apologise […]

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Can a visitor get cannabis oil in Cayman?

Can a visitor get cannabis oil in Cayman?

| 02/04/2019 | 2 Comments

I will be visiting Grand Cayman and my question is, will I be able to purchase CBD oil on the island? I have a legal medical cannabis card here in my state. I had major spine surgery and use CBD oil tincture under my tongue daily for controlling my pain. That said, I can’t travel […]

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How private is genetic information?

How private is genetic information?

| 22/11/2018 | 2 Comments

Are there any laws or policies that protect personal genetic information from being released to health insurance companies in the Cayman Islands? I’ve been talking to a friend who is wary of being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that cause increased risk of certain cancers. Their doctor does not know whether if someone signs […]

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Using cannabis oil in Cayman

Using cannabis oil in Cayman

| 24/09/2018 | 3 Comments

I have elderly relatives in the US whose pain issues have been relieved by the use of CBD (cannabidiol) oil. Are we allowed to use it here in the Cayman Islands? If so, what is the process for acquiring it? I also find that there is a general lack of understanding of what CBD oil is, […]

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What does the Transplant Council do?

What does the Transplant Council do?

| 11/09/2018 | 6 Comments

Do you know what the role of the Human Tissue Transplant Council is? Or purpose? Auntie’s answer: I have recently written about organ donation which mentioned the council (see Wants to register as an organ donor). Since that column, Gina Berry has been named the chair and council members have been appointed. The main functions […]

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Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

Doesn’t want to vaccinate child

| 29/08/2018 | 62 Comments

Can children enter private or public schools here without vaccinations? Is there a way to be excused? Auntie’s answer: Yes, it is possible to opt out of vaccinations and enrol your child in school in Cayman. You will need to fill out a Statement of Exemption from DES Immunization Policy, which you can find on […]

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Wants to register as an organ donor

Wants to register as an organ donor

| 31/07/2018 | 5 Comments

I see that organ donation is now possible. How do I get an organ donor’s card? Who will be issuing these? Auntie’s answer: Yes, the Human Tissue Transplant Law, 2013 finally came into force Monday, 31 July 2018. However, the Cayman Islands is not there yet when it comes to donating organs. We have a […]

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Interested in getting cannabis oil

Interested in getting cannabis oil

| 06/09/2017 | 14 Comments

The FDA just admitted cannabidiol (CBD) is beneficial and it is legal in the US to sell and ship cannabis oil containing CBD. Does anyone on the island sell it? If not, would Cayman customs allow it to be imported? Auntie’s answer: A related question has come up before concerning insurance for treatment with CBD […]

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Does Cayman allow organ donation?

Does Cayman allow organ donation?

| 08/08/2017 | 3 Comments

If someone dies suddenly, say in a car wreck, and some of their organs are still viable, is it possible for those organs to be donated to someone in need here in Cayman (or even flown elsewhere)? Auntie’s answer: The simple answer to your question is no, but that will be changing to a yes […]

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Concerned about pesticides sprayed in Cayman

Concerned about pesticides sprayed in Cayman

| 17/07/2017 | 4 Comments

I am concerned as to the safety of what the MRCU (Mosquito Research and Control Unit) are using when they spray to kill mosquitos and its impact on Cayman residents. I assume the liquid adulticides showing on their website are what is being sprayed from the plane. Their website shows two products: Aqua-Reslin (active ingredients permethrin 20%, piperonyl […]

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