Doctors want focus on benefits of ganja instead of profits

The MAJ also proposed that with proper regulation, a tax should be applied against marijuana as is done for alcohol and tobacco
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has slammed the focus on profits instead of studying the benefits of marijuana since its decriminalisation two years ago. "The decriminalisation of marijuana should provide a stimulus for further research into the beneficial uses of marijuana. It should allow us to research the long-term negative effects of marijuana such as the effects on our lungs. It should also allow us to reap the benefits of the reputation of Jamaican marijuana. However, the discussions seem to have taken a turn for the worse, with the rhetoric focusing more on outselling our competitors without due consideration for potential adverse effects on our people, especially our youth," the MAJ said.