St Vincent and the Grenadines issues 34 licences to begin production of Medical Cannabis

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By: Staff Writer

The Cabinet of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has accepted the recommendations of the Medicinal Cannabis Authority, (MCA) to approve medicinal cannabis licences.

According to a press release from the MCA, 34 licences have been granted.

Farmers, groups, companies and cooperatives are the beneficiaries thus far. The licences were distributed as follows:

  1. Eight (8) local farmers’ producer cooperatives with an aggregated membership of over 100 traditional cultivators;
  2. Thirteen (13) traditional cultivators of cannabis who applied individually;
  3. Three (3) non-traditional local farmers, consisting of one Class A (valuing EC$500) and two Class B (valuing EC$2,500 each); and
  4. Ten (10) companies with the directorship of nationals from the OECS, CARICOM, North America, Europe and Africa.
  • Medicinal Cannabis Authority

    The approvals cover applicants to cultivate in Peter’s Hope, Rose Hall, Belle Isle, Richmond, Fitz Hughes, Mt Wynne, Mt Bentick, Orange Hill, Langley Park, Gracefield (South Rivers), Byrea, Greiggs, Chapmans, Hadley’s Village and Mt Grenan.

    The MCA stated that:

    Based on the applications currently under review, it is projected that by September 1, 2019, an additional 200 traditional cultivators will obtain cultivation licences.

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