Medicinal Cannabis Authority Members Named

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Thursday 25th April, 2019-Solicitor General Martin Camacho has been named chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Medicinal Cannabis Authority.

The board comes into effect in accordance with the Cannabis Act, 2018.

Other appointed members of the authority are:

Comptroller of Customs – Mr. Raju Boddu, Deputy Chairperson

Chief Medical Officer – Dr. Rhonda Sealey-Thomas

Director of Analytical Services – Dr. Linroy Christian

Representative of the Rastafarian Community – Ambassador Franki Francis

Representative from the Substance Abuse Prevention Unit – Mrs. Feona Charles-Richards

Deputy Commissioner of Police – Mr. Albert Wade

Representative of the Pharmacy Council – Mr. Algernon Roberts

Director of Agriculture – Mr. Jeddidiah Maxime

Crown Counsel – Ms. Jeniece St. Romain, Secretary

The Antigua and Barbuda Medicinal Cannabis Authority is responsible for regulating and controlling the licensing of the cultivation, manufacture, processing, extraction, import, export, testing, research, distribution, and sale of medicinal cannabis and cannabis for sacramental purposes.

The general public is asked to take note that applications made to the Board of the Medicinal Cannabis Authority must be in the prescribed form outlined in the Cannabis Regulations, 2019 and submitted via scanned electronic copy emailed to ABMedicinalCannabisAuthority@gmail.com and submitted in hard copy to the Secretary of the Board at the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Government Complex, Parliament Drive.

Application forms for licences may be obtained from the Government Printery for a fee of $10.00XCD per form.