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Ganja industry hopefuls ready for licensing process – Burke

Published:Thursday | May 5, 2016 | 5:55 PM
Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association programme director, Paul Burke.

Programme director of the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association, Paul Burke, says his group is pleased regulations to guide Jamaica’s legal ganja industry have now been approved.

The Cannabis Licensing Authority had said it would begin accepting applications from players hoping to enter the ganja industry as soon as the regulations were approved.

Burke says members of the association have been waiting to begin the licensing process since 2014.

He says members are happy the process and will begin soon.

Burke says he has not yet seen the final regulations, but he says he is hoping the authorities will ensure the industry is built from the ground up.

 

Programme director of the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association, Paul Burke

Meanwhile, Burke says he is hoping that is there is a licensing fee it will be minimal.

 

Programme director of the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association, Paul Burke

Burke says about 2,300 people have expressed an interest in securing licences in various categories.

The Cannabis Licensing Authority has indicated that eleven 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.