Jamaica Stepping Forward In Ganja Trials For Pain Relief – Shaw
(Jamaica Gleaner) There is an insistence from Audley Shaw, the minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, that the rescheduling of marijuana will be crucial if the country is to gain maximum benefit from its emergence as an industry.
“The scheduling of cannabis as a schedule-1 drug poses multiple challenges, including limiting research capabilities to fully ascertain the medicinal benefits of cannabis. Therefore, rescheduling of cannabis will not only open the doors for further research but also allow for formal education of medical practitioners in using quality-controlled cannabis and cannabis products to alleviate patients’ symptoms, allowing for more regulated use for those who need it most,” said the minister last week in New York, United States.
Shaw, whose ministry has primary responsibility for authorising the legal use of ganja, was the guest speaker for the annual Caribbean International Network (CIN) Lecture Series, held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
He was speaking on the theme ‘The Search for Green Gold … Marijuana’.
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