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MJ Biz write
Jamaica’s agriculture minister has dismissed claims that long-delayed laws for medical hashish exports is inflicting worldwide firms to exit the nation.
Audley Shaw, minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, stated license holders in Jamaica have had the power to export hashish flower and extracts and medical and scientific use since November 2018.
Addressing Parliament about media studies indicating a number of firms had been “pulling out of Jamaica as a result of the failure of the CLA (Cannabis Licensing Authority) to implement the required import/export regulations,” Shaw stated: “Let me state categorically, that this is not so.”
Shaw stated 15 export authorizations have been granted by the CLA.“The facts are that licence holders in the medical cannabis industry are not hindered in their ability to export products from Jamaica,” he stated.
“These exports have been for various purposes including research, medical purposes, cultivation and manufacturing of medical products,” he stated.
Permanent laws to facilitate the industrial export of medical hashish from Jamaica, supposed to make the nation’s companies aggressive on the worldwide stage, have been delayed for a while.