SVG granted permission to export medical cannabis

By Rumi Samuel Published on January 10, 2022
SVG granted permission to export medical cannabis

St Vincent and the Grenadines is now the first member state of the sub-regional grouping the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), to be granted permission to export medicinal cannabis.

On Friday, the government announced that the island would export its first shipment of medicinal cannabis to Europe.

The announcement follows the recent approval of the first export certificate for medicinal cannabis.

The export permission was granted to Caribbean Cannabis Company trading as Medicinal.

The company already has several products marketed locally and has worked with traditional cultivators in building out their supply chain.

The granting of the permit came after an import certificate was issued by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices for the product to enter Germany legally.

According to Agriculture Minister Saboto Caesar, the jurisdiction has worked with international agencies, friendly governments, and local public and private sector stakeholders over the last three years to make this a reality. 

"St Vincent and the Grenadines is ready for global business in the Medicinal Wellness Industry Space. We invite the world to participate!" Caesar said.

"SVG has opened a significant global opportunity for collaboration among member states of the OECS wishing to participate in the international medical cannabis industry."

"I, therefore, invite all member states of the OECS with the established medicinal cannabis policy frameworks to join forces for the sustainable development of what can become a world competitive sub-regional medicinal wellness ecosystem," the agriculture minister added.

The government has also announced that it is working to establish a diversified medicinal wellness platform that will include traditional medicines and the emerging psychedelics doctor-assisted treatment initiative.

Rumi Samuel

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