Press Releases and Speeches

Press Releases and Speeches

View the laws and regulations of the Cannabis Licensing Authority.

Jamaica has authorised its first legal transhipment of ganja through Jamaica. The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) authorised the transhipment of a consignment of cannabis through Jamaica from fellow Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This means that Jamaica served as a point for transferring cannabis from one vessel to another to facilitate the journey to its final destination.

The Caribbean Institute of Pharmacy Policy Practice and Research (CIPPPAR) has hosted the first training to be held in Jamaica on extemporaneous compounding of botanicals (preparing herbal preparations on demand) with emphasis on medical cannabis. The sessions were held from October 10 to November 7, 2021.

The Mines and Geology Division (MGD) of the Ministry of Transport and Mining is the newest partner of the local cannabis industry after being granted a Special (Interim) Authorisation by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) to provide testing services, particularly for the testing of the presence of heavy metals in cannabis and cannabis products.

Due Diligence, the cornerstone of Jamaica’s regulated Medicinal Cannabis Industry

SPEECH: University of Technology 3rd Jamaican Medical Cannabis Integration Symposium (JAMECANN) 2018)

Jamaica's Closed Loop Ganja Industry