Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has said Jamaica has exported its first legal medical marijuana extracted oil to Canada.
The shipment to Canada was authorised through an import permit issued by the Government of Canada through Health Canada for Jamaica and an export permit issued by the Ministry of Health in Jamaica.
Mr. Shaw said the shipment marks the first step in positioning Jamaica as the medical marijuana hub for the world.
Lincoln Allen, CEO of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) said he has also identified international export opportunities as a major target for the CLA.
The CEO argued that the CLA is fulfilling its mandate as well as a commitment to enabling the timely development of a regulatory framework to position Jamaica as a global leader for the export of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes.