Jamaica UTech partners with Ganja Labs USA

BALRAM Vaswani chairman and 'chief ganja officer' of Ganja Labs USA and the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) on Monday, February 16 signed a three-year agreement to develop high-quality ganja strains.

It forms the latest drive to formalise the medical ganja industry. The strains would grow under controlled indoor and outdoor conditions. But both parties offered no immediate plans to sell the drug as it still awaits clearance to grow it legally.

"The collaboration will involve development of a public/private joint venture regarding a specialised laboratory, and indoor and outdoor state-of-the art greenhouses at the Papine campus of UTech," indicated Claire Sutherland, senior director, International and Institutional Linkages at UTech in a mailed response to Jamaica Observer queries.

She added that the collaboration with Ganja Labs a subsidiary of Ganja Inc would allow UTech to play a "leading role" in the development of the medicinal marijuana industry. Ganja Inc formed...

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