Jamaica Grants First Two Licenses to Medical Cannabis Providers – News

Jamaica’s medical cannabis program is finally underway after the country’s Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has granted its first two permits to medical canna-businesses. Epican Medicinals received a license to grow cannabis legally, and Everyting Oily Labs Limited received a license to process raw cannabis into oil. The two companies signed a tripartite agreement with the CLA in which Everyting Oily agreed to only purchase cannabis from Epican until other licensed cultivators are ready for operation.

The CLA has received well over 200 applications for medical cannabis licenses since they started accepting them last summer, but to date only these two licenses have been granted. But now that these companies have received an official green light, “Epican can start growing tomorrow” and “Everyting Oil can start producing,” said CLA chairperson Hyacinth Lightbourne. “We had to make sure the tripartite agreement and other issues were handled. Those have now been issued, and we signed the tripartite today, and so they are free to operate tomorrow,” she explained.

“My facility is all up and running since a year ago, and we just have to wait now for Epican, which is…

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