Jamaica poised to become major location for medical cannabis investment — Shaw

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Scholarships for students wishing to pursue studies in agriculture 4:20 pm Audley Shaw’s current trip to Canada has paved the way for Jamaica to play a leading role in the rapidly growing medical cannabis industry, according to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. Shaw met with representatives from the Canadian Government and the Province of Ontario, as well as numerous companies and investors who shared their commitment to investing in the Jamaican cannabis industry, the ministry said in a news release on Friday. “The minister, who has responsibility for the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), is extremely pleased with the strategy of working with Health Canada to ensure that Jamaica meets all the requirements to provide value-added products to the Canadian market,” the release said, adding that Shaw also met with the Ontario Cannabis Board which will establish and operate Government-owned cannabis stores. “This provided great insight into how Government can play a strong role in developing the cannabis industry,” the release said. Shaw was the guest of honour at a reception in Toronto, hosted by Timeless Herbal Care, a licensed Jamaican cultivator and processor. According to Courtney Betty, president and CEO of Timeless Herbal Care, “Minister Shaw’s visit is truly historic and he leaves Canada with the support of both Government and the private sector to work with him in fulfilling his vision for Jamaica, which is uniquely positioned to bring health and wellness to the world by developing one of our greatest assets, our herbal industry.” Shaw, in his address, emphasised that the Jamaican Government has already established the framework for the aggressive development of the medical cannabis industry, with the CLA granting several licences to grow and process cannabis in Jamaica. Jamaica poised to become major location for medical cannabis investment — Shaw

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