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Drafting of Interim Regulations for Cannabis Industry Underway

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 28 Jan 2016    admin   
The Cabinet Sub-Committee on Ganja, this week, gave instructions for drafting of interim regulations for the Cannabis industry to begin. The instructions came after an exhaustive process including consultation with key stakeholders by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA). The Interim Regulations will govern the licensing regime for the cultivation, harvesting, processing/manufacturing, transporting and retailing of ganja. The instruction to draft the interim regulations comes just nine months after the Amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act came into effect on April 15, 2015 and less than...

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Work Far Advanced On Policy for Bamboo Industry

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 09 Nov 2015    admin   
Work currently being undertaken by the Government to develop a policy for Jamaica’s emerging bamboo industry, could be completed by year-end. State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams, who has oversight for the sector, tells JIS News that the Ministry, which is piloting the initiative under its Bamboo Products Industry Project (BPIP), is in the process of preparing a final draft for perusal by all stakeholders. These include the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA). With the engagement advancing...

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