MJ Biz reports…
Uruguayan authorities are blaming an administrative error for recent communication that medical cannabis shipments from the South American country to Israel would not be able to occur.
On Sept. 16, the Israeli health authority notified domestic licensed producers via email that it planned to strengthen quality requirements for medical cannabis imports.
The email, viewed by Marijuana Business Daily, also said imports from Uruguay will not occur for the time being because “we have received a notice from the competent authority in Uruguay that they will not be able to issue export permits for medical cannabis according to our requirements.”
It now appears that notice was sent in error.
Rodrigo Ferres, deputy secretary of the Uruguayan presidency, told MJBizDaily that the communication from Uruguay to Israel was “an unfortunate mistake that shouldn’t have happened and that doesn’t represent the Uruguayan government position, nor is it aligned with recently approved regulations to facilitate cannabis exports.”