Jaimaica: Business path being cleared for medicinal cannabis industry players

The Ministry of Industry, Investment, and Commerce is moving to make doing business within the medicinal cannabis industry easier.

Speaking at a press conference held at Jamaica House today, portfolio minister Senator Aubyn Hill said efforts would be made to ensure that the Jamaican market has all the medicinal cannabis it needs.

"Under the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which is a product of the United Nations Single Convention Treaty of 1961, we will seek to ensure that the Jamaican market has all the medicinal cannabis products that it needs and, therefore, does not need to import any medicinal cannabis. We will continue, of course, to keep in line with our treaty obligations," Senator Hill stated.

"We are going to tighten the arrangements we have. One of the things we have to do is to make sure that the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) works with us to arrive at what the market size is because that's a very important feature of the INCB, with which we're working to make sure we stay in line."

Senator Hill also noted that the matter of how the small-scale traditional cannabis grower is treated is being looked at.

Read the entire article at Jamaica Gleaner 

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.