Ministry of Health Establishes Medicinal Cannabis Unit

The Ministry of Health has established a Medicinal Cannabis Unit (MCU) as part of measures to facilitate the medical marijuana industry’s development in Jamaica.

This was disclosed in a Ministry Paper tabled by Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, in the House of Representatives on June 5.

To date, the MCU has registered approximately 61 medicinal cannabis products, manufactured locally and overseas

The Ministry Paper informed that permits for locally manufactured products must be obtained from the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) and Pharmacy Council.

It added that without the permits, companies supplying

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