10-15% Tax Proposal for Distrubtion of Marijuana Reasonable – Seiveright

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Director of the Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Task Force, Delano Seiveright, says the 10 to 15 percent tax proposed for the distribution of Marijuana is reasonable.

But he says maintaining discipline in the industry will be important to ensure effective collection of the tax as well as to safeguard the local industry.

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The Bureau of Standards Jamaica, BSJ, which was mandated to design a regulatory plan for the decriminalised ganja industry, has proposed the 10 to 15 percent distribution tax.

The tax is part of a 17-step scientific footprint proposal developed by the Bureau that will see the establishment of a Cannabis Licensing Authority, National Seed And Strain Centre Repository, as well as a packaging and distribution centre.