Regulations passed in SVG allowing patients to access medicinal cannabis

The medicinal marijuana industry continues to develop here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

Speaking on the WakeUpCall on Monday (May 18) morning, Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Saboto Caesar announced that regulations were passed two weeks ago, allowing patient access for cannabis in SVG.

Caesar spoke on how the process of patients accessing cannabis-infused medication will take place.

Caeser stated that SVG has an “excellent framework”, for not only cannabis, but a wider medicinal industry.

“We have excellent producers here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines… traditional cultivators of cannabis. We have an excellent framework now in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the legislation is in place to have a thriving medicinal industry.”

“…And I’m not saying that it’s a medical cannabis industry, because cannabis is only one of the commodities that we will be looking at.”

“At the point in time when we were rallying, not only in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but throughout the region for it to become a commodity that could be used as medicine that took some time, we were able to have consultations throughout the country and there was a consensus that what we will have is a medicinal cannabis industry to start up with.”

The Agricultural minister informed that there are approximately 10/11 cannabis companies here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, explaining the process through which traditional cannabis farmers can benefit.

“I am happy that outside of Jamaica, we are leading, we are leaders in the medicinal cannabis industry in St. Vincent,” Caesar concluded.