CLA and JAMPRO to Establish Online Application Platform | News
The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) and the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) are working together to establish an online platform to facilitate the authority application process.
Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) focus group, CLA’s director of research development and communications, Felicia Bailey, said the project, which is being piloted by JAMPRO, will foster growth of the medical cannabis industry.
“We are working alongside JAMPRO to bring the application process fully online and we continue to improve our relationships with stakeholders and build partnerships with regulators internationally,” she said.
Bailey noted that this should also advance the authority’s goal of reducing the time its application process takes from application submission to license award.
“Some of what is put on this platform will be automated, which will reduce processing time and decrease the likelihood of human error, which adds rigor to our application process,” she said. Explain.
According to Bailey, the platform will also make it easier for more people to get involved in the industry.
“This increases access to applications because more people will be able to apply remotely, so they can be in another country and still be able to apply and be successful in their application without coming to Jamaica, which opens up various sources of income and further develops the industry,” she said.
The CLA is an agency under the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Agriculture and Fisheries which was established in 2015 as part of the Dangerous Drugs [Amendment] Act, with a specific role to establish and regulate the legal cannabis and hemp industry in Jamaica.