JAMAICA-FINANCE-CLA issues 160 licences.

The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has issued a total of 160 multiple category licences as at September 2023, Industry, Investment, and Commerce Minister, Aubyn Hill, has said.

Speaking at the three-day CanEx Jamaica Business Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre that ended on Sunday, he said this signifies continued expansion and development of Jamaica's growing cannabis industry.

'The number of cultivators licences granted by the category includes 35 tier-1 cultivator's licences, 23 tier-2 cultivator's licences, and 12 tier-3 cultivator's licences.

'The number of processing licences granted included 12 tier-1 processing licences and two tier-2 processing licences. The number of retailer licences granted by category includes 63 retail and herb house licences,' he added.

Additionally, the CLA granted five research and development experimental licences and eight transport licences, enabling the safe and regulated movement of cannabis products across the country.

Hill said the sector is providing more opportunities for further exploration through legislation and regulatory frameworks.

'The laws and policies that prescribe the CLA's work are consistently under review, such as the amendments to the interim regulations that will make provisions for, among other things, the delivery of medicinal...

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