Thursday, February 20, 2020

Saint Lucia Launches Cannabis Committee

Press Release:- The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS) has established a National Ad Hoc Mirror Committee of the American Society for Testing and Materials International on Cannabis, (Committee D37).

The committee brings together representatives of educational and research institutions, state and non-state actors, with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will guide the participation in the ASTM committee and adoption of the appropriate standards, Director of the Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards, Verne Emmanuel, explained.

The SLBS has an established Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ASTM International which is responsible for the development of American standards for testing and metrology. Under the terms of the MOU, Saint Lucia can join technical committees of the ASTM and contribute to the development of these standards.

In light of the growing regional interest in the use of Cannabis, the SLBS Ad Hoc Mirror Committee will review and follow the work being done by ASTM.

Representative of the Cannabis Movement of Saint Lucia, Randall Bain, said the move provided comfort that there will be structure when Saint Lucia is ready to get on board the cannabis train.

The mirror committee is expected to meet four times annually to review the standards for development that are under the work plan. The orientation and launch of the new committee took place on Friday, March 22, 2019.


  1. Every ting i hear that word CANNABIS, i can remember some of my school mates and friends that were brought down by this thing!

    • Zabo how many of your friends have been brought down by sugar or excess salt or by being sedentary and inactive ??? Your personal experience should not control the freedoms of other adults to choose their path….besides how shallow is it to equate cannabis only with smoking? There are so many other productive uses

  2. I’m only hoping that no one says I was wrong I didn’t realize i didn’t think I didn’t know I didn’t understand when the plan drawing for the new wellness center will be on display. Saint Lucia did and try everything to sustain it’s people without cannabis but in all what it tryed saint Lucians ****** it up bananers, fruits ground provitions think is cannabis they wouldn’t ****** up.?

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