Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce interested in partnership with Jamaican ganja industry

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce has reportedly expressed interest in establishing a partnership with the local ganja (marijuana) Industry.

Floyd Green, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries, has disclosed that the Illinois chamber has been working with Jamaica’s investment promotions agency, JAMPRO, to develop a bilateral trading partnership involving its members as well as individuals and companies in Jamaica.

The organization’s aim is to establish lucrative markets for Jamaican agro-products in Illinois and the Midwest.

Illinois medical marijuana has seen significant interest, following changes in the state's laws that allow the consumption and sale of marijuana in the legal marketplace.

There will be full legalization of the plant on January 1, 2020.


Meanwhile, Quinn McCartney, Co-Chairman of  the Bahamas National Commission on Marijuana, has announced that his country could shortly introduce an entity similar to Jamaica's Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA).
He said this approach can be implemented, once it is properly organized and resources are invested.
Members of  the Commission recently travelled to Jamaica where they met with representatives of  the CLA, the Ministry of  Justice and the Ministry of  Industry.
McCartney noted that Jamaica is a heavily regulated jurisdiction and its focus is strictly on medical and therapeutic use of ganja.
The Commission expects to submit its recommendations to the Bahamian Government early next month.

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