Smoke clears on cannabis licensing regime

Expectations run high for the potential economic benefits to be derived from the development of a local medical ganja industry
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Over a year ago Jamaica brought about reform to the legal landscape with regards to ganja through the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act the (DDA). After the establishment of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), stakeholders waited with bated breath for it to develop the regulations to support the licensing regime. Such regulations have recently been issued as the Dangerous Drugs (Cannabis Licensing) (Interim) Regulations 2016. Though only “interim regulations”, completing the legal and regulatory infrastructure required to enable a local ganja industry for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes. (Vision for Jamaica’s new legal ganja industry | Big bucks to go into ganja business)