Minister of Agriculture Hon. Saboto Caesar says that the COVID-19 pandemic “has created challenges, impacting on several important timetable-changing issues” related to the medicinal cannabis industry in SVG.

The Agriculture Minister said that a most recent review had shown that the prediction of a negative deep-seated impact may not necessarily have to come to pass.

“Therefore, it may still be early days to conclude on the true impact of the pandemic. In fact, some marketers have indicated that during the early months of the pandemic, there was an increase in the demand for medicinal cannabis to address issues of anxiety and the like.”

Minister Caesar said the medicinal cannabis industry in SVG is facing some “major challenges” but continues to show “great resilience” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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