First medical ganja firm opened in Jamaica
December 7 , 2013
A medical marijuana industry has been launched at the birthplace of Bob Marley.
The venture, under the name of MediCanja, aims to create as well as export marijuana products derived in Jamaica. Marijuana is famous in the region and is widely consumed despite being illegal. Expert Henry Lowe mentioned that legally using "ganja" in Jamaica could help the region with its struggling economy.
"Given Jamaica's history with ganja, we could be the hub for medical ganja in Latin America and the Caribbean," he said. Activists say the region could decriminalize marijuana and quit worrying about how the U.S might react.
Politicians are on board as well and the justice minister has mentioned that the Cabinet will be asked to think about changing laws before the end of this year.