The government of Grenada has created a commission on the legalization and regulation of cannabis.
This decision is part of the Government of Grenada’s policy to legalize cannabis, develop the cannabis industry and maximize the potential of hemp and its derivative products.
It also continues efforts in the Caribbean region to consider the common legalization of cannabis. Recently, the Dutch part of the northern Caribbean island of St. Maarten also launched a consultation on legalization.
The Grenada Commission is mandated to:
– organize broad consultations and raise public awareness of the political decision to legalize cannabis within a legal and regulatory framework, to develop the cannabis industry and to maximize the potential of hemp and its by-products
– prepare a final report with advice on the design of a new legislative and regulatory framework aimed at legalizing cannabis within a legal and regulatory framework for its production and sale
– develop the medical cannabis industry and maximize the export potential of hemp and its by-products
– provide recommendations on the institutional structure for the implementation of the provisions of the legislation aimed at legalizing cannabis within a legal and regulatory framework, in accordance with the political decision of the government.
Former Senator Rolanda McQueen was named chair of the commission, which includes members with expertise in law, medicine, religion, business, youth development, as well as service providers in nongovernmental organizations.
The commission held its first meeting on September 20, 2022 and is expected to carry out its mission over a period of fourteen months.
“The establishment of the Commission on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation is another of the steps taken by the government to deliver the agricultural sector transformation agenda,” said a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and Cooperatives.
In keeping with the transformative policy of the government to legalize cannabis within a legal and regulatory framework, develop the cannabis industry, and maximize the potential of hemp and its by-products, we have established a Commission on Legalization and Regulation.
— MOALFC Genada (@moagrenada) September 21, 2022