Cabinet agrees that Cannabis licenses fees are prohibitive

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne takes in the aroma of a cannabis strain during visit to Grow Antigua


Cabinet invited the principals of GROW Antigua–a medicinal cannabis company–to address it on the successes and failures it may have encountered thus far.

GROW Antigua asked that the paid-for licenses be lowered in cost; licenses issued to both nationals and visitors wanting to utilize the medicinal cannabis, which growers will offer, are deemed prohibitive.The Cabinet agreed.

GROW Antigua also asked that others trained to dispense medicinal cannabis but open to those trained and are over the age of 21 and accredited.

The Cabinet agreed to give consideration to this request.

The trained personnel will be vested with the authority to determine what product and at what strength can be dispensed to customers.

Consultations will follow with other stakeholders.

The GROW Antigua principals also announced that since their opening on the 15th of August they have received over 200 applications for licenses, signaling an industry that has a good future.

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  1. The Government have become the Official
    Marijuana/Cannabis Dealer while eliminating all the competition which they rage and have being raging war, as in The War On Drugs.

    Jumbee_Picknee tell r u so lang time!

    The Rastafari Community, should retain Antigua’s Johnny Chorane better known as Wendell Robinson and ask the Government for REPARATIONS for the sufferings which they endured under this same Parliament and its draconian laws against them for utilizing the same Cannabis Plant.

    Boomboo_Clath HYPOCRITES GASTON and ABLP be to rass!
    As to UPP, Harold shuddah just say dat, UPP will open de Cannabis Market like the Poultry or fish or cotton market, and dun all a de phuckery!

  2. The UPP was saying that from the beginning and the the fees were to ensure that only rich people could get involved. SHAME on the ABLP.
    The ABLP is an elitist party.

    • Totally agree @ Horace, I was saying the same said thing about creating a level playing field for the indigenous people of Antigua on this topic/thread last time out.

      The naysayers were calling out Antiguans as jealous and lazy, and not dealing with the real issues of high cost investment and the bureaucratic difficulties that the uber rich don’t seem to have with start ups.

    • Strange, they were in office for ten years and never gave the Rastafari community a break to smoke their weed without being criminalized. And to expunge their criminal record. And that while Harold is a well-known smoker of weed. One can remember the Jamaican that was apprehended at the airport after Lovell send Ambassador Murdoch to collect him from the airport. But like always the UPP always talk about things, but never get them done. That is their track record.

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