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Jamaican cannabis growers outraged after license granted to import Canadian cannabis

Some local cannabis farmers are fuming over reports that a license has been granted to a company to import Canadian cannabis into Jamaica.

Speaking inside the ‘Jamaica Cannabis Industry Forum’ WhatsApp group, the President of the Jamaica Cannabis Licensed Association, Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin, asked growers to figuratively “holster [their] weapons and keep [their] powder dry,” noting that the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) was aware of the ire created within the local industry following the latest development.

“I learned and later confirmed that the CLA Board has approved the importation of cannabis into Jamaica from Canada. A licensed (sic) applied for & was granted the necessary permits. I will not fault the licensee, but I find it disturbing & indeed scandalous that we could allow imports from a state to which we cannot export,” Lewin wrote.

“I have had a meeting with the Chairman of the CLA, and he recognizes the angst in the industry. It is anticipated a full review will be done. Please holster your weapons and keep your powder dry,” he added.


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