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Wed
25
Oct

Canopy Growth increases international footprint by expanding into Jamaican medical market

Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) ("Canopy Growth" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has launched a strategic partnership in the Jamaican cannabis market as part of its ongoing international expansion. Grow House JA Limited – to operate as Tweed Limited JA ("Tweed JA"), will serve the needs of the Jamaican medical cannabis market with Tweed's well-established cultivation processing and international standards, matched with the local know-how of its Jamaican partners and the renowned sun, soil and water of Jamaica.

Canopy Growth holds 49 per cent of the share capital of Tweed JA, which, with conditional license approvals already in place, has already begun construction of its facility.

Tue
24
Oct

Jamaica: Medical marijuana business finally taking root

Jamaica's medical marijuana (ganja) industry is finally poised to take root following the granting of two licences: to Epican Medicinals to legally cultivate the herb and Everyting Oily Labs Limited to process the raw material supplied by Epican into oil.

The signing of a tripartite agreement, which will see Everyting Oily buying ganja only from Epican until other licensed cultivators come on stream, was a prerequisite to the start-up of operations of either company. The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), which will take control of the ganja after it is harvested, was the other signatory.

Sat
26
Aug

Cannabis business in Jamaica - CanEx Jamaica

CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo is an event platform focused on facilitating networking, collaboration, education and expansion of the legal cannabis market in Jamaica. CanEx Jamaica is focused on driving high value discussions and connections with local, regional and international participants. CanEx Business Conference and Expo will also host the first Cannabis Job Fair.

Wed
23
Aug

Jamaica: Cabinet To Get Cannabis Regulations Soon

The proposed regulations to govern the medicinal cannabis unit (MCU) that was established at the health ministry are now being finalised and will be submitted to Cabinet shortly.

At the same time, the ministry has reported that a total of 80 persons have been trained and certified to prescribe medical marijuana in Jamaica.

They include 39 physicians, 22 pharmacists, 17 employees of the National Council on Drug Abuse, and two scientific researchers.

Already, the ministry has registered nine medicinal cannabis products, including three it said were approved in June this year.

Wed
02
Aug

Why Will Europe Be Slow in Legalising Medical Cannabis

Drug policy usually moves like an iceberg: slowly. And while and it can be hard to turn, sometimes it changes course in an unexpected direction. In the case of cannabis or marijuana, it may be picking up speed, but there are rough waters ahead.

Tue
01
Aug

Jamaican Cannabis Licensing Authority Received 236 Applications In Past Year

There is no shortage of Jamaicans looking to get involved in the legal cannabis industry.

Jamaica's Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has received a total of 236 applications for cannabis licenses since they began accepting applications this time last year. The CLA was created in 2015 to establish and regulate the country's legal marijuana and hemp industry. The agency issues five different categories of licenses, covering cultivation, processing, transportation, retail, and research and development.

Mon
31
Jul

Marley on Marijuana 'Medication': latest single, business venture and advocacy

Twelve years since the release of the Grammy Award-winning Welcome to Jamrock, Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, released his fourth album, Stony Hill, on his birthday, July 21. The promotional path of this album release was accompanied by the news of the artiste's foray into the medicinal marijuana business. "Of course, it goes without saying that we inna Jamaica, myself and many others, we smoke herb over the years, and we say herb is the healing of the nation. But we kinda use it for more like spiritual sacrament and recreational use."

With the titles, president and CEO of Stony Hill Corporation, Jr Gong helms a start-up company which plans to set up a global medical cannabis platform through investments in medical marijuana.

Wed
26
Jul

This Jamaican Scientist's Marijuana-based Anti-Cancer Drug Has Been Approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted orphan drug approval for Chrysoeriol, a cannabis-based drug used to treat acute myeloid leukaemia, which was developed by Jamaican scientist Dr. Henry Lowe.

Dr. Lowe founded Medicanja Ltd — described as “Jamaica's first medical cannabis company” — in 2013. Its distinguished board of directors includes two former prime ministers and a former governor general.

Wed
05
Jul

Jamaica: No Confidence, No Trust In The Cannabis Licensing Authority

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Wed
31
May

Jamaica: No To Edible Ganja Products Says Ras Iyah V and Calls For Cannabis-Oriented Educational Programmes

Rastafarian elder Ras Iyah V, the chairman of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association, says he is against the provision of edible ganja products to patrons at locally staged ganja-related events.

"As it relates to ganja-related events, I am not in support of the provision of edibles to patrons. I reiterate, I am not in support of edibles," said Ras Iyah V, an executive member of the Cannabis Licensing Authority. "Reason being, most of the individuals who provide these products have little to no scientific knowledge about ganja, for example, the percentage of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the ratio of ganja used to the other ingredients in the preparation of these edibles."

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