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SVG signs medical cannabis industry standards and compliance regulations – Searchlight

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Saboto Caesar

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has strengthened its legislative framework under which medicinal cannabis and associated products can be produced and exported through the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Medicinal Cannabis Industry Standards and Compliance Regulations 2022. -Vincent and the Grenadines.

The document was signed on Thursday February 17 at the conference room of the Ministry of Finance, said a press release from the Agency for Public Information (API).

Speaking at the ceremony, Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar said the document puts Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the forefront in its quest to export and grow the cannabis industry. . He further said that this is part of the government’s overall direction to diversify and grow the agricultural industry.

Medicinal Cannabis Authority chief executive Dr Jerrol Thompson said the legislation guarantees producers a product that meets international standards and requirements.

Dr Thompson also noted that the document also allows farmers to be guided through the standards so that it becomes second nature to their production practices.

Legislation that took a few years to complete will soon be published in the Official Gazette.