A tripartite agreement was signed on Monday to implement a cannabis pilot programme in Accompong, St Elizabeth, under the Cannabis Licensing Authority’s (CLA) Alternative Development Project.
The agreement was signed by representatives of the CLA, Accompong Town Maroons, and Timeless Herbal Care during a press conference at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries’ New Kingston office.
The alternative development project is being implemented as a strategy to transition traditional cannabis farmers from an illicit framework into the regulated environment, as a means of promoting sustainable economic development and poverty eradication.
It is also aimed at providing access to quality-controlled cannabis for medicinal purposes in keeping with government policy.
Portfolio minister, Audley Shaw, said that the signing will ensure that traditional growers of ganja/marijuana are not left out of the formal cannabis system.
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