Ganja data war - MOH backs drug watchdog in weed clash, lobbyist standing ground

Chief medical officer, Dr Winston De La Haye, has in the past presented "controversial and ... dubious reports inimical to the use of ganja"
The Gleaner (Jamaica)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

jamaica selling ganjaA standoff between the Ministry of Health minister and a lobbyist of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has forced the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) to defend its research methodology which provided data suggesting increase ganja use among adolescents since possession of two ounces or less is no longer a criminal offence. Health Minister Christopher Tufton responded sharply to criticisms from CLA Director Delano Seiveright that the ministry and some of its officials were the biggest humbug to efforts of the CLA to advance ganja decriminalisation efforts in Jamaica. The NCDA provided data for The Sunday Gleaner story titled 'Ganja babies'. (See also: Professor Wendel Abel slaps down interpretation of NCDA ganja report)