Ganja Licences a Step Closer

The regulations governing Jamaica’s legal marijuana industry are expected to be published online tomorrow.

Chairwoman of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, CLA, Hyacinth Lightbourne, says the board has approved the licensing regulations.

The regulations were Gazzetted last week Thursday.

Once they’re published online, members of the public will be able to apply for licenses to grow, process, distribute, sell and transport both hemp and ganja for medicinal and scientific purposes.

Ms. Lightbourne says the stringent regulations are to discourage illicit practices.

Under the regulations, people interested in participating in the industry will have to acquire specific licenses for each activity.

Ms. Lightbourne says this is to ensure the business is properly regulated.

She says the regulations do not address the issue of exporting ganja.