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Jamaica: System Coming To Formalise Ganja Growing For Medicinal Purposes By Small Farmers

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says a formal system is being put together for small farmers interested in the growing of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Shaw made the disclosure in an address at the signing of a tripartite agreement, under the Alternative Development (AD) Project, at the Ministry’s New Kingston office today.

The project is being implemented as a strategy to transition traditional cannabis farmers from an illicit framework into the regulated environment, which is currently the purview of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA).

The project aims to promote sustainable development and poverty eradication and also to ensure that the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act of 2015 is enforced through the protection of the human rights for all citizens including traditional ganja farmers.

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