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Conversation with the Church about medicinal marijuana has started – PM


The conversation has officially started in relation to this country opening its doors to the production of medicinal marijuana.

And, speaking at a recent press conference, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that conversations with interest groups concerning medicinal marijuana have started.

He said that he chaired one of these preliminary conversations last week with the leaders of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Christian Council.

Among those present at that meeting were Chair of the National Medicinal Cannabis Industry Committee Saboto Caesar, who is also the Minister of Agriculture; Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves; chief executive officer of Invest SVG Annette Mark; and the draft person for the medicinal marijuana legislation Petrona Sealey-Browne.  

The Prime Minister told reporters that Mark was present because the move into medicinal marijuana is an investment issue.

He added that the conversation was “useful,” as the persons present exchanged a wide range of views.

“They (the Christian Council) have an understanding of the road map of the Government in medicinal marijuana and that conversation will continue,” said Gonsalves.(LC)