Export permissions have now been granted to the Caribbean Cannabis Company for medicinal purposes and wellness. St. Vincent and the Grenadines have joined the OECS (the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States) to export medicinal cannabis. This project has been in the works for over three years. Agricultural Minister Saboto Caesar made this endeavor possible with the help of friendly governments, international agencies, and local public and private sector stakeholders. Exports will begin in Europe.
To be clear, WebMD defines medical marijuana in the following way.
"Medical marijuana uses the marijuana plant or chemicals in it to treat diseases or conditions. It's basically the same product as recreational marijuana, but it's taken for medical purposes." – WebMD.
In fact, the marijuana plant has over 100 chemicals called cannabinoids that affect the body in various ways. Those cannabinoids are similar to the chemicals found naturally in the body that help with appetite, movement, pain, and memory.
To date, medical marijuana is made in many different ways. It can be produced as capsuled, lozenges, dermal patches, tinctures, oral and dermal sprays, edibles, vaporizers, and buds.
According to Mr. Saboto Caesar, "St. Vincent and the Grenadines is ready for global business in the Medicinal Wellness Industry Space. We invite the world to participate! SVG has opened a significant global opportunity for collaboration among member states of the OECS wishing to participate in the international medical cannabis industry."
He continues, inviting all members of the OESC to join in the sustainable development of this competitive medical wellness initiative. In addition, the government has plans to initiate a medical wellness platform that includes traditional medicines and the emerging psychedelics doctor-assisted treatment programs.
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