There have been some challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic on the progress of the local Medicinal Cannabis Industry. However it has not stopped the opening of St. Vincent and the Grenadines first Medical Cannabis Pharmacy. almost a month ago.
On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Green Lava Labs Pharmacy, opened their pharmacy located on the ground floor of the Nicholls Building on Bentick Square, Kingstown.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Operation Manager of Green Lava (SVG) Inc. Hilton Dalzell thanked the Government and the Medical Cannabis Association (MCA) for its cooperation and support thus far, and informed that the pharmacy will offer a suite of medicinal cannabis products that will aid both local and visiting qualifying patients with their medical needs.
Chief Executive Officer at MCA, Dr. Jerrol Thompson noted that Green Lava (SVG) Inc. is one of a number of companies that have received a license to engage in medicinal cannabis cultivation, and is the first to establish a medicinal cannabis dispensary in SVG.
He added that the MCA has facilitated training for over 90 medical doctors, pharmacists as well as veterinarians in the medical use of cannabis, and that he was pleased to see that one of those pharmacists has been engaged by Green Lava.
Also speaking at the ceremony was Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar. He congratulate the staff of the MCA for its continued work and stated that it is the quest of the government to establish a modern, medical, wellness industry of which cannabis will play a primary part as a central pillar.
In a related reference, Caesar disclosed that the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has started conversations with private sector companies in West Africa, especially Ghana, which are keen to explore the pharmacology and science of many of the plants which were brought to the Vincentian shores by the people of Ghana.
Caesar stated that it is the hope and intention of the government to be a destination of a well- planned, structured, and conceived, local nutraceutical industry.
In extending a warm welcome to Green Lava Labs in