Jamaica hoping to be world leader in medical marijuana

A licence permits the university to grow the herb for the purposes of research and development
15 May 2015
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The Government intends to make Jamaica a world leader on the medical uses of marijuana. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell said marijuana is one of the most researched herbs, and evidence is pointing to a number of medical benefits. "There is now convincing data and evidence to support beneficial effects in relation to glaucoma, epilepsy, eating disorders and several more conditions, especially those affecting the nervous system," Paulwell said while handing over a marijuana research licence to the University of Technology (UTech).

Friday, May 15, 2015
The Gleaner (Jamaica)