Last Friday, September 10, 2021, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves headed a team on a tour of five medicinal cannabis facilities as the country continues its thrust in the establishment of the medical cannabis industry.
The delegation, which also included Dr Jerrol Thompson CEO of the Medicinal Cannabis Authority, made stops at Ottley Hall, Kingstown, Enhams, and Spring to view the progress being made, not just at the various facilities, but also on farms.Gonsalves acknowledged that it has been a long process in establishing the medicinal cannabis industry, “from concept to policy, to law in Parliament, to regulations, to investment to roll out.”
He said Friday’s tour brought about an understanding of what all the practical work that has been done, was leading to. The first stop was at Ottley Hall, where the group saw the beginning of a process “from seed to sale” that involves a series of checks.
This was followed by a stop at a newly opened pharmacy in Kingstown whose developing clientele comprises persons who are being prescribed medicinal cannabis products instead of the traditional pharmaceuticals as a cure for pain relief.
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