Swiss eye local ganja

Firm heading to Jamaica with ideas to ensure small farmers benefit from medical marijuana industry
The Gleaner (Jamaica)
Monday, December 17, 2018

The possibilities for the explosion of Jamaica's medical marijuana industry have attracted the interest of another major multinational corporation that wants to set up shop in Jamaica. And it says it has a plan to ensure that the traditional small farmers are not left out. "We have systems to ensure compliance and shrink the illegitimate market, but also help to legitimise some of the historically marginalised people who want to be included in the industry and ensure that there are opportunities for the small cultivators, not only to be active in the market, but to ensure that they are able to sustain themselves," said Alex Spelman, vice-president of SICPA Holdings, a Switzerland-based company that operates in more than 160 countries across the globe. (See also: Swiss company eyes Jamaica's ganja industry)