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UPDATED: RJRGLEANER Town Hall Meeting | CLA explains not publishing list of licensees

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 10:22 PM
Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing (CLA), Hyacinth Lightbourne, speaking at the RJRGLEANER Town Hall Meeting on ganja at the Jamaica College auditorium on Thursday. Photo by Shorn Hector/Freelance Photographer

Chairman of the Cannabis Licensing (CLA), Hyacinth Lightbourne, says publishig the list of entities granted licences would present a security risk.

Speaking at the RJRGLEANER Town Hall Meeting on ganja at the Jamaica College auditorium on Thursday, Lightbourne reasoned that because the industry is not being banked, entities are at potential risk because they could be holding large sums of cash. 

Earlier in the town hall meeting, David Noel made it clear the banks are maintaining their stand-off position with ganja, as banking the industry could jeopardise their relationship with overseas banks. 

He noted that marijuana is still illegal at the federal level in the United States of America.

(EDITOR'S NOTE:  A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the list of entities granted licences had been published and there had been a security breach.)

 

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