Jamaica’s House of Representatives recently passed an amendment that decriminalized possession in small amounts. United Cannabis announced their partnership with Jamaica’s Cannabinoid Research & Development (CRD) and Scientific Research Council, as well as the the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Under this new agreement, United Cannabis will bring their Prana Bio Medicinal products to the island for analysis and trials. The UC are huge in terms of medical marijuana development and they are well known for moving into new and emerging markets very quickly.
One of the goals of this partnership was to make cannabis cultivation standardised for development as well as medical research. In an effort to do this they have created the Ganja Cooperative. This will help to give farmers access to training and genetics so they can find out what they want for their country. They visited hundreds of farms, but what they found was that the genetics of the plants have been watered down by years of Kush and OG cross-breeding. What the group now intends to do is create plants from Jamaican strains lke Lamb’s Bread.
It has been estimated that over 4,000 jobs will be created because of this partnership and it also means that farmers can now do their job legally. They don’t have to worry that their crops will be taken from them and they don’t have to worry about having the right tools for the job. The youth is also very keen to get involved.