KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — The Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is on the brink of becoming a globally leading producer of organically certified medicinal cannabis, rivalling any other producer in the entire Western Hemisphere.
The expected passing of legislation later this month ensuring tightly regulated guidelines positions the nation as a powerful Caribbean hub for global medicinal cannabis innovation.
SVG’s minister of agriculture, industry, fisheries, forestry, labour and rural transformation, Saboto Caesar, said the industry had the potential to positively transform rural livelihoods and communities while changing the lives of patients who suffer from medical conditions that are unresponsive to other treatments.
“The production of cannabis for medicinal purposes provides an excellent opportunity for small island states to further diversify possibilities for farmers to secure sustainable livelihoods,” he said.
Caesar concluded the government would have more to say with the passing of legislation later this month, but was now putting the world’s investors on notice of the benefits of investing in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
From the rich volcanic soils to the warm tropical climate, SVG presents the perfect opportunity for cannabis investment, positioning SVG on a solid platform to launch its medical cannabis program.