GGPAJ welcomes start of the consultation process on 'Special Permits'

The policy intends to provide this group of farmers with an additional avenue to enter the medical cannabis industry
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Saturday, July 4, 2020

jamaica ganja2The Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPA) welcomed the start of the consultation process for the special permit policy for the cannabis industry. The Cannabis Licencing Authority (CLA) said it had begun meeting with stakeholders on the Cultivator's (transitional) Special Permit Policy. The policy is geared towards transitioning small or subsistence farmers who currently find it challenging to obtain a licence to enter into the medical cannabis industry. While the GGPA welcomed the development, the association said it was alarmed that it was not consulted about the policy. The association noted that it has over 4,000 registered members of which over 600 are currently active.