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.