Malta’s budding cannabis industry sees seven new associations with unique names
Malta could soon be home to seven cannabis associations, as seven prospective associations have already reserved their chosen names. The names chosen include Malta Hemp & Cannabis Association (MHCA), Cannabis Industry Malta (CIM), Medical Cannabis Association of Malta (MCAM), Green Leaf Association, National Cannabis Academy, and the Medicinal and Industrial Hemp Society.
The mission for the first four organisations has been revealed, with MHCA aiming to ensure the safe and responsible use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes. CIM is set up to promote diversity and education in the field of cannabis production and job creation through research-based cannabis knowledge. MCAM will concentrate on researching medical uses of cannabis in Malta, while Green Leaf Association’s main focus is lobbying for a regulated industry.
On their part, National Cannabis Academy will offer educational courses in areas related to cannabis cultivation and industrial extraction while Medicinal & Industrial Hemp Society aims to inform Maltese society about the difference between hemp and cannabis – both scientifically and legally.
As it stands now, there are no official regulations governing any of the activities related to these prospective associations but only proposals presented by various stakeholders. It’s expected that each association would need an official registration either under EU law or Maltese Law in order to become fully operational.
At this point it’s unclear how long it may take before anyone can join any one of these proposed associations but one thing is sure: These organisations aim to be at the forefront of a future industry that could potentially benefit many parties in Malta.