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Gov't transition hampers ganja industry licensing plans

Published:Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 4:59 PM
The Cannabis Licensing Authority has indicated that 11 types of licenses across five main categories will be made available to interested persons.

Those hoping to enter the legal ganja industry will have to wait a while longer as the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) says it has had to push back the date for accepting applications.

The Authority had announced that the process would have started yesterday.

However, in a press release today, it said the transition to a new Government has caused some delays in getting certain regulations approved.

Chairman of the CLA, Dr Andre Gordon says a meeting needs to be held with the Minister of Justice who has to review and approve them for the industry to be able to begin operations.

However, it says the Authority expects that it will start reviewing applications before the end of the month.

The Cannabis Licensing Authority has indicated that 11 types of licenses across five main categories will be made available to interested persons.

The categories are cultivator, transportation, processing, retailing, and research and development.