A fair/er workshop for small medicinal cannabis farmers will be convened here later this week.
The event is expected to culminate in the formulation of a fair-trade charter or protocol for the medicinal cannabis industry.
Organizers say the outcome of the workshop is expected to be used in a global context and would be considered a significant development, once achieved.
The workshop is being organized by Transnational Institute-TNI in collaboration with the Medicinal Cannabis Authority (MCA) and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cannabis Revival Committee (CRC).
It will run from November 8 -11. The TNI is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable world.
TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers for more than 40 years. Day one of the workshop will bring together a group of more than one hundred traditional cannabis cultivators for exchange and learning.
The second and third days will bring together policy makers and influencers in a smaller group setting, while the last day will see participants engaged in a field trip to observe what’s happening on the ground in respect of the local medicinal cannabis industry.
Participants will attend from the CARICOM Ganja Commission, Colombia, Jamaica Cannabis Licensing Authority as well as from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and Saint Lucia.