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Speaking from SVG, Minister for Agriculture, the Honorable Saboto Ceaser said the passing of the Bill in Parliament on December 11 signifies the Caribbean island is now positioned to become a globally leading medicinal cannabis hub; not only in terms of high-quality production but research, according to an OECS news release.

“The planning of this innovative industry has been carefully conducted over a long period in close consultation with the agricultural sector and many different stakeholders to reach the level of maturity we see today,” says Minister Ceaser. “There is broad recognition and buy-in of the economic benefits this tightly controlled and regulated industry is expected to bring regarding direct employment, the creation of support industries and foreign investment.”

The minister went on to describe the unique microclimate of the islands boasting, “SVG’s growing conditions are suited to producing the highest quality grade medicinal cannabis available on the global market.”