Jamaica join the medical marijuana revolution

Jamaica join the medical marijuana revolution

Local scientist and businessman hopes to corner world market in medicinal usage of drug.

Cannabidiol for Cancer TreatmentA Jamaican scientist has launched a company which he hopes will boost the country’s ‘chronic’ economy using one of its most famous products – marijuana.

Henry Lowe has created MediCanja, which aims to capitalize on the global increase in the use of the drug for medicinal purposes.
The company will focus initially on research and development of cannabidiol, a compound found in marijuana – known locally as ‘ganja’ – which has medical benefits but no psychoactive side-effects.

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