Items tagged with jamaica

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Jamaica [31.12.2019] Overview of drug policy, drug law and legislative trends in Jamaica As an island that is viewed as the mecca of cannabis culture, many are surprised ...
Cannabis pilot project agreement signed in Accompong [10.07.2019] A tripartite agreement was signed to implement a cannabis pilot programme in Accompong, St Elizabeth, under the Cannabis Licensing Authority's (CLA) ...
Opposition MP calls for policy on cannabis [03.07.2019] Opposition spokesman on tourism, Dr Wykeham McNeill is urging the Government to formulate a policy framework to define its position on cannabis. Cann ...
Seiveright urges European stakeholders to bolster cannabis push [27.06.2019] Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Delano Seiveright, encouraged European stakeholders to continue to pursue further cannabis-related refo ...
In the land with a rich history of growing weed, cannabis capitalism is an uneasy fit [05.06.2019] There’s a hint of disappointment in Courtney Betty’s voice when he talks about the present state of Jamaica’s legal medicinal cannabis regime. “I don ...
Scientist in Jamaica finds, cultivates lost ganja [04.06.2019] A supreme ganja, smoked by Rastas and even Bob Marley himself in the 1970s? This pipe dream of every ganja aficionado is becoming reality thanks to t ...
Hope for cannabis growers [31.05.2019] Jamaica is to lobby the United States on the issue of legitimising licensed cannabis growers and processors under correspondent banking rules. Audley ...
Expert says new laws stifling legal ganja industry [22.05.2019] Ganja growers and producers say regulations to the updated Dangerous Drugs Act (2015) are too stringent and pose a major impediment to those who repr ...
Battle brewing [13.05.2019] The Ganja Growers Producers Association Jamaica (GGPAJ) says it is strongly opposed to the Government's embrace of hemp cultivation and has made a nu ...
Jamaicans are worried foreigners will take over the ganja market [04.05.2019] Since 2015, Jamaica has become the site of a ganja gold rush, as foreign investors pump in money and set up shop on the island. Smaller local farmers ...
Paulwell joins lobby to get banking services for cannabis industry [03.05.2019] The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) is again being pressed about its role in charting the way forward to enable the legal cannabis industry to access financial ...
People's Cooperative could solve ganja banking woes — Silvera [23.04.2019] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica (GGPAJ) is proposing the National Peoples' Cooperative Bank as a solution to the banking servi ...
Jamaica’s cannabis gamble [17.04.2019] Jamaica is starting to think of cannabis as an opportunity. Uruguay, Canada and ten American states have legalised it for recreational use. Ganja, as ...
Cannabis banking prospects improve; scepticism and stigma remain [10.04.2019] The nascent medical cannabis business in Jamaica is challenged by limited access to banking facilities. Many of the major banks have asked clients en ...
Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market [21.03.2019] Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in ...
CLA tasked with fast tracking cannabis licensing process [16.03.2019] Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Floyd Green has directed the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) t ...
Canadian company partners with Westmoreland farmers to grow ganja [08.03.2019] Wiisag Corporation, a Canadian indigenous integrated cannabis company, has signed an agreement to partner with the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganga Farmer ...
Sweet smell of success? Big business bets on a marijuana boom [02.03.2019] To listen to some of the predictions about the future of the cannabis industry, you would think financial analysts had been partaking heavily of the ...
What is required for Jamaica to export its hi-grade ganja [11.02.2019] Jamaica’s decriminalisation of ganja in 2015 brought with it many expectations, one being the ability to export its hi-grade herb. With a relatively ...
Westmoreland ganja farmers welcome pilot but... [21.01.2019] One of the nation's leading ganja advocates, Ras Iyah V, has welcomed Prime Minister Andrew Holness' announcement that the pilot project for the Alte ...
Small farmers to begin benefitting from ganja industry [08.01.2019] Prime Minister Andrew Holness says that the Alternative Development Programme (ADP), which will provide an avenue for small ganja farmers to benefit ...
Swiss eye local ganja [17.12.2018] The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica's medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation th ...
Please allow small farmers to benefit from ganja industry, says senator [30.10.2018] Senator Kerensia Morrison is calling on the Government to ensure that small farmers and the little man are not left out of the emerging ganja/cannabi ...
Canada's legalization of marijuana could hurt farmers in poorer countries [17.10.2018] For decades poor farmers in countries like Jamaica and Morocco have risked the wrath of governments to grow cannabis as a cash crop. But as Canada be ...
Cannabis cultivation and consumption pattern in Jamaica 2017-2018 [26.09.2018] Fifty-three per cent of cannabis enthusiasts want Jamaica to fully legalise cannabis while 27 per cent want Jamaica to legalise but with strict contr ...
Agriculture minister seeks to link small ganja farmers with large processors [10.09.2018] Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, says he is looking to link small ganja farmers with large processors who have ...
Ganja: Discovering the future [22.08.2018] Despite cannabis being an integral part of the Jamaican identity, just five years ago local laws did not reflect the realities of its use in the coun ...
Cannabis store and cafe opens in Kingston [18.07.2018] Jamaica has opened its first seed-to-sale cannabis retail store located in Market place on Constant Spring Road. The ribbon-cutting ceremony signifie ...
Partnership critical for ganja industry success - SRC head [06.07.2018] Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC) Dr Cliff Riley has underscored the importance of working partnerships that acknowledge an ...
Rare Jamaican cannabis strains are seeding a medical marijuana takeover in Canada [12.06.2018] With the support of the Jamaican government and the farmer’s collective they partner with on the island nation, the Jamaican Medical Cannabis Collect ...
Jamaica poised to become major location for medical cannabis investment ­— Shaw [27.05.2018] Audley Shaw's trip to Canada has paved the way for Jamaica to play a leading role in the rapidly growing medical cannabis industry, according to the ...
Medicinal cannabis policies and practices around the world [24.04.2018] Although cannabis remains a prohibited substance worldwide, in recent decades a series of political, legislative and judicial processes in various pa ...
Jamaica missing out on growing ganja industry — Golding [01.03.2018] Opposition Spokesperson on Finance Mark Golding today told the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament that the cannabis sector needs full governmen ...
The facts about ganja in Jamaica [21.01.2018] When the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015 came into effect on April 15, 2015, new provisions were put in place regarding the possession and smoki ...
Don't 'bank' on ganja! - Lawmaker says J'cans might be clinging to false hopes [09.11.2017] The viability of Jamaica's legal ganja and hemp industry has been called into question, with lawmaker Marisa Dalrymple Philibert suggesting that Jama ...
Gov't urged to rethink medical ganja policy [02.10.2017] Two of the Jamaica's leading thinkers have called on the Government to rethink its policy approach towards the development of the medical ganja indus ...
Few Jamaicans in local ganja industry — Dr Lowe [08.09.2017] There is a negative buzz surrounding Jamaica's budding legal ganja industry. According to Dr Henry Lowe, owner of Medicanja, “It feels like our objec ...
Ban on cannabis infused edibles retrograde step — ganja association [02.06.2017] The Ganja Growers and Producers Association of Jamaica said the recent ban on the sampling and sale of all cannabis infused edibles at entertainment ...
Tufton appeals to WHO for more leadership on ganja [24.05.2017] Minister of Health, Christopher Tufton has called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to remove cannabis from its current classification as a Sche ...
Ganja lobby wrong [15.05.2017] The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Jamaica has indicated that it has begun taking steps to change the schedule class of marijuana to effect amendments t ...
Bob Marley, ganja and the green stuff – is selling Brand Jamaica just a pipe dream? [03.05.2017] When Bob Marley and the Wailers first performed Get Up, Stand Up to a restive 1970s Jamaica, never could they have guessed that the government would ...
Too much ‘dilly dallying’ around ganja issue, says minister [21.04.2017] As the debate over the legalisation of ganja for medical use heats up, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has thrown down ...
Cannabis Licensing Authority begins work on Alternative Development Programme [14.04.2017] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has commenced work to implement an Alternative Development Programme (ADP) to include Jamaica’s traditional fa ...
Doctors want focus on benefits of ganja instead of profits [12.04.2017] The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has slammed the focus on profits instead of studying the benefits of marijuana since its decriminalisation t ...
Medical ganja’s slow journey irks foreign investor [09.04.2017] A foreign investor is expressing concern that Jamaica’s delay in establishing a medical ganja industry is providing other countries with the advantag ...
Over-regulation impeding bloom of Jamaican cannabis industry [04.04.2017] Over-regulation of Jamaica’s cannabis industry is deterring farmers from entering the legal market, and impeding development - indicating why drug po ...
Ganja data war - MOH backs drug watchdog in weed clash, lobbyist standing ground [28.03.2017] A standoff between the Ministry of Health minister and a lobbyist of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has forced the National Council on Drug A ...
Small ganja farmers to get help to legalise cultivation [20.03.2017] The Government of Jamaica is to undertake a programme to help small ganja farmers benefit from a legal regulated cannabis industry. The project dubbe ...
Seiveright urges ganja farmers to look beyond ‘so so weed’ [19.01.2017] Delano Seiveright, a director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), says that ganja growers should look beyond farming “so so weed” in seeking t ...
Chuck promises Rastas speedy approval of ganja requests [12.12.2016] Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has moved to assure members of the Rastafarian faith in Jamaica that their requests to transport ganja to be smoked as ...

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