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Come Thursday, the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association will mark International Cannbis Day with a makeover.

The entity will be rebranded as the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica to reflect the recent developments in the sector.

When originally launched three years ago, members of the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association had to formally declare that they would not be involved in the cultivation, retail, or distribution of the weed until a regulated industry was in place.

But with conditional approval of licences started at the end of January, the group members are positioning themselves to take an active role in the development of the industry.

At Thursday's relaunch and rebranding event, the entity is also expected to release a position paper on the weed addressing the positives as well as its concerns.

 

SPECIAL-PROJECT FUNDS

 

Three special-project funds to deal with public education, research and commercial support will also be launched.

In addition the group is scheduled to reveal its commercial platform and potential partners, as well as give awards to a number of prominent ganja advocates who have made contributions to moving the regulated ganja and cannabis industry forward.

The Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica has reported that it has more than 2,000 members, potential cultivators and manufacturers.