By Caribbean News Global contributor
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — More than 100 traditional cannabis cultivators are expected to benefit from training in best practices cultivation this week in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
This comes as the Medicinal Cannabis Authority (MCA) continues to ensure domestic investors are equipped with the relevant tools to enable them to stay ahead of the game, and better placed to benefit from the legitimate production of medicinal cannabis in the country.
The Medicinal Cannabis Authority of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was established through the Medicinal Cannabis Industry Act, 2018. It is a body corporate with an overarching objective to regulate the cultivation, supply, possession, production and use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.
The training comes on the heels of similar activities for the local medical fraternity and staff — focus on best practices in medicinal cannabis cultivation, record keeping, traceability, facilitated by vice president of accounts and education at Ample Organics, Tom Ritchie.
Ample Organics is a leading provider of cannabis solutions in Canada, including seed-to-sale software platform.
“We create technology that helps companies compete in the highly regulated cannabis industry. With our proven compliance solutions, you can spend time focusing on your business.”
The MCA has entered into a partnership with Ample Organics with respect to its national cannabis tracking software. A presentation on the procedures for establishing a bank account for licensed traditional cultivators and employees forms part of the week’s agenda.
Minister of agriculture Saboto Caesar and chief executive of MCA Jerrol Thompson, addressed the participants.
MCA staff members who have successfully completed the AmpleLearn course will also be presented with their Teal certificates by Ample representative, Tom Ritchie; while traditional cultivators will receive certificates on completion of their training.