Saint Vincent and the Grenadines adopts bill on medical cannabis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) made history as the first member of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to criminalize cannabis for the same purpose dical and scientific research.
According to a press release published by the OECS yesterdaySpeaking on behalf of the SVG, Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar said the passage of the bill in Parliament on December 11 meant that theCaribbean island was now positioned to become a global hub for medical cannabis not only in terms of high quality production but also research.
"The planning of this innovative industry has been carefully conducted over a long period of time in close consultation with the agricultural sector and many different players to reach the level of maturity that we know today. AT"
The economic benefits that this tightly controlled and regulated industry should bring in terms of direct jobs, creation of support industries and foreign investments are largely recognized and accepted.
"SVG is unique in that our growing conditions are adapted to the highest quality medicinal cannabis production available on the global market, which is recognized by increased investor sentiment. and requests for information that we receive both regionally and internationally, "said Mr. Caesar, according to OECS.
OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules congratulated OECS President and SVG Ralph Gonsalves and César for their "bold leadership" in the creation of A modern framework for the cannabis medical industry.
"On behalf of the OECS Commission, I would like to pay special tribute to the Honorable Sabato Caesar, the youngest parliamentary representative at the age of 37, for his tireless dedication to the creation of economic opportunities by agriculture in the OECS region - the agri-shipping initiative being another successful program ", said the Dr. Jules.