Jamaican Government Wants To Copyright Nation’s Ganja

Jamaican Ganja

According to Anthony Hylton, Jamaica’s Minister of Investment, the government is ready to register ganja as a geographic indication (GI). The government has decided to take the action toward ganja at a time when it is already introducing its first GI for jerk. Designation as a GI provides the greatest level of legal protection on the international scale, ensuring that Jamaican products remain free of counterfeiting and duplication. Hylton noted that the GI’s immediate focus is to expand Jamaica’s bilateral agreements designed to protect medicinal marijuana

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