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February 22, 2022
SVG signs Medicinal Cannabis Industry Standard and Compliance Regulations

St Vincent and the Grenadines has bolstered its legislative framework under which Medicinal Cannabis and associated products can be produced and exported through the St Vincent and the Grenadines Medicinal Cannabis Industry Standard and Compliance Regulations 2022.

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

Speaking at the ceremony Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar said this document puts St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the forefront in its quest to export and develop the Cannabis industry. He further said it forms part of the government’s overall thrust to diversify and develop the agricultural industry.

Chief Executive Officer of the Medicinal Cannabis Authority, Dr Jerrol Thompson said the legislation ensures that producers have a product which meets international standards and requirements.

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

The legislation which took a few years to be completed will be soon be gazetted.