UK-based company secures cannabis license

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Antigua Agronomics, a locally registered company whose principals are based in

the United Kingdom, has received its certificate from the Medicinal Cannabis

Authority, to operate in the medicinal cannabis sphere that is now being developed

here in Antigua and Barbuda.

Chief Executive Officer Ashley King, said the license grants his company the right

to cultivate cannabis, and extract the oil from the plant for medicinal use, both

locally and for export.

“We are aiming to become a global supplier in the medicinal cannabis market. We

are happy to have received our certificate, and we wish to thank everyone here who

helped us along the way,” he stated.

King said both he and his team have been traveling to and from the country over

the past several years, and there are plans to assist the country beyond the areas of

medicinal cannabis.

“We will be constantly contributing towards improving the country’s agricultural

sector, we plan to train young farmers in the aquaponics sector, as well as offer

assistance in the area of health,” he added.

The company will also be providing employment opportunities to at least a dozen

people when it begins operations here over the next several months, according to


Another director, Richard O’Brien, described the operation simply as, ‘from seeds

to finished products’ such as oils, that will help in the care of cancer patients and

others with pain management issues.

Antigua-born Dwight Ateba Henry who is originally from Bolans, but who now

resides in the UK, also serves as a director of the company. (POINTE XPRESS)

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