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November 2019
 
  • AgroBuzz - IICA Youth in Agri-business bio-economy awardee Ynoquie Wedderburn- December 11, 2019: Click link:… https://t.co/UYANwOG4zp Posted: 5 hours 52 min ago
  • Minister Audley Shaw participates in ground-breaking ceremony for the OGH Grow Jamaica Craft Medicinal Hemp Farm at… https://t.co/EHxIT9X2QS Posted: 6 hours 3 min ago
  • Robert Weinstein (centre), Co-Founder & President, Organic Growth Holdings, Inc, greets the Hon. Audley Shaw, at th… https://t.co/hhP3Tzjj55 Posted: 6 hours 10 min ago

22 November 2019

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), participates in the ground-breaking of Virtudes Hemp Farm along with Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Virtudes Company Limited, Jamiel Jamieson (centre) and Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Farrah Zaragan in Lennox Bigwoods, Westmoreland, on November 21.

Protocols being developed to prevent cross-pollination in local ganja industry

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 22 Nov 2019    communications   
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw says protocols are being developed to prevent cross- pollination of medicinal hemp sites and formal cannabis cultivation sites in order to safeguard the local marijuana industry. A four to 10miles buffer methodology is being proposed similarly to that which is used across the United States and in other jurisdictions. “Industrial hemp will not be considered because of the high risk it poses to our indigenous ganja industry. Feminised medicinal hemp is what we have approved...only female plants will be used both for ganja...


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The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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  • AgroBuzz - IICA Youth in Agri-business bio-economy awardee Ynoquie Wedderburn- December 11, 2019: Click link:… https://t.co/UYANwOG4zp Posted: 5 hours 52 min ago
  • Minister Audley Shaw participates in ground-breaking ceremony for the OGH Grow Jamaica Craft Medicinal Hemp Farm at… https://t.co/EHxIT9X2QS Posted: 6 hours 3 min ago
  • Robert Weinstein (centre), Co-Founder & President, Organic Growth Holdings, Inc, greets the Hon. Audley Shaw, at th… https://t.co/hhP3Tzjj55 Posted: 6 hours 10 min ago

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