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Jamaica: Government to formulate local cannabis policy following Canadian company backlash

In response to the uproar from local ganja farmers who were upset that a license had been granted to a company to import Canadian cannabis into Jamaica, Industry, Investment, and Commerce Minister Senator Aubyn Hill says the Government will be working to develop a policy that will better serve the local cannabis industry.

Industry players are particularly upset that Canada, a country that does not allow Jamaican cannabis exports into its market, could be granted permission to export to Jamaica.

The company, Cannaviva Jamaica Limited, applied for and was granted the necessary permits by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) Board.

"One never wants to hear all this noise, but when you hear the noise, you have to consider and think and act and adjust and make sure it works," the minister said.

Hill, who was speaking at a press conference at Jamaica House on Monday, said he understands "the pain that people feel when they hear… about Jamaica importing cannabis from Canada."


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