CLA tasked with fast tracking cannabis licensing process

One of the critical priorities would be incorporating traditional growers in the legal cannabis industry
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green has directed the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) to fast track the cannabis licensing approval process. Green met with the heads of the authority to discuss the functioning of the authority, the implementation of the alternative development programme and the cannabis licensing application process. He expressed concerns about the length of time between application and decision, and asked the agency to explore ways to reduce the time, noting that a significant proportion of the delay in the decision making process was as a result of the due diligence requirements. (See also: Accompong targeted for hemp pilot | Call for CLA to waive licensing fees for Rasta farmers)