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on March 26, 2018 in Cannabis news Caribbean Featured

Puerto Rican Alzheimer’s patients to be first in U.S. to obtain cannabis-based relief

Submitted by Marijuana News India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE American:IGC) – Alzheimer’s patients in Puerto Rico will be the first in the United States to obtain Hyalolex, IGC’s proprietary cannabinoid based formulation aimed at relieving many of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, such as agitation, anxiety, sleep disorder, as well as caregiver distress, among others. Pursuant to an agreement between IGC and DaMa Pharmaceutical and its affiliates, Hyalolex will be on the shelves in April, and available to patients in ten of Puerto Rico’s 30 dispensaries, including the two premier dispensaries in San Juan, the largest city in Puerto Rico....

Submitted by Marijuana News India Globalization Capital, Inc. (NYSE American:IGC) – Alzheimer’s patients in Puerto Rico will be the first in the United States to obtain Hyalolex, IGC’s proprietary cannabinoid based formulation aimed at relieving many of the symptoms of...

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on March 20, 2018 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Jamaica’s Kaya Farms Becomes First Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open

By Monterey Bud Jamaica’s Senate first passed legislation on Bob Marley’s birthday in 2015 to decriminalize medical marijuana – and on March 10, the tiny island country opened its first dispensary. Up and running months after being issued a license by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Kaya Farms is located in St. Ann and their facility features the Kaya Herbhouse, Kaya Cafe and Kaya Spa, according to the Jamaica Gleaner. “There’s marijuana galore – Grape Escape, Love Triangle, 9lb Hammer, Golden Back, Sting-a-ling, and Flo, just to name a few of the varieties of herbs you can get.” Jamaica’s...

By Monterey Bud Jamaica’s Senate first passed legislation on Bob Marley’s birthday in 2015 to decriminalize medical marijuana – and on March 10, the tiny island country opened its first dispensary. Up and running months after being issued a...

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on March 11, 2018 in Cannabis news Caribbean Featured

Great News:Antigua: ‘Ganja’ amendment takes effect – St. Lucia Times News

A law allowing the private use of up to 15 grammes of cannabis is now in force in Antigua and Barbuda following the publication in the official gazette of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act of 2018. Editor of the Official Gazette Ryan Johnson told OBSERVER Radio yesterday that the Act says the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act was gazetted on Monday by publication on the official website, gazette.gov.ag. Traditionally, Acts were considered gazetted with the actual print publication of the document but the Gazette Authorisation and Publication Act of 2017 has empowered the administration to utilise online publication....

A law allowing the private use of up to 15 grammes of cannabis is now in force in Antigua and Barbuda following the publication in the official gazette of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act of 2018. Editor of...

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on February 12, 2018 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda Move Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana

Antigua and Barbuda move toward decriminalizing marijuana, leaving us to wonder which nation will be next. By Nick Lindsey The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is on the brink of a big development in cannabis law. There has been a growing movement in support of decriminalizing weed in the country, and this week, lawmakers took concrete steps toward making that a reality. As Antigua and Barbuda move toward decriminalizing marijuana, countries around the world continue reexamining cannabis laws. Antigua and Barbuda is About to Decriminalize Weed Lawmakers officially introduced The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) bill last December. It received positive...

Antigua and Barbuda move toward decriminalizing marijuana, leaving us to wonder which nation will be next. By Nick Lindsey The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is on the brink of a big development in cannabis law. There has been...

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on December 21, 2017 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Bermuda joins few Caribbean islands to decriminalize marijuana

Submitted by Marijuana News Bermuda has passed a bill decriminalizing the possession of cannabis after years of lobbying by advocates of the psychoactive drug which is used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. The island nation’s Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalization of Cannabis] Amendment Act 2017 removes criminal prosecution for the possession of not more than 7 grams of cannabis. The decriminalization of marijuana does not mean it is legal and can be used without any queries.  According to the Act, prosecutors are permitted to lay charges for any amount of the drug if there is evidence of potential trafficking. The police have...

Submitted by Marijuana News Bermuda has passed a bill decriminalizing the possession of cannabis after years of lobbying by advocates of the psychoactive drug which is used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. The island nation’s Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalization of...

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on December 12, 2017 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Bermuda House Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

By Jon Hiltz On Friday, Dec. 8, marijuana lovers in Bermuda received an early Christmas present with the House agreeing to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis on the island nation. Bermuda’s Minister of Social Development Zane DeSilva tabled the amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act which allowed the House to decriminalize possession of up to 7 grams of pot. Police will still be permitted to seize any amount of cannabis found, but once this amendment becomes law, 7 grams of cannabis or under will not be sanctioned with criminal prosecution. With that in mind, the Director of Public Prosecutions...

By Jon Hiltz On Friday, Dec. 8, marijuana lovers in Bermuda received an early Christmas present with the House agreeing to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis on the island nation. Bermuda’s Minister of Social Development Zane DeSilva tabled the amendment...

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on November 29, 2017 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Jamaica wants in on booming marijuana market. Will farmers be able to cash in?

Submitted by Marijuana News In this Aug. 29, 2013 photo, farmer Breezy shows off the distinctive leaves of a marijuana plant during a tour of his plantation in Jamaica’s central mountain town of Nine Mile.(Photo: David McFadden, AP) Most of the time farmers are proud of their crops and are happy to talk about them. But ask a certain kind of farmer what they grow and they might seem a little evasive. “I farm goats and cows and cabbage in the bush,” says Baxter, a middle-aged farmer in Jamaica. Inquire further and he starts to laugh. Baxter isn’t his real name....

Submitted by Marijuana News In this Aug. 29, 2013 photo, farmer Breezy shows off the distinctive leaves of a marijuana plant during a tour of his plantation in Jamaica’s central mountain town of Nine Mile.(Photo: David McFadden, AP) Most...

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on October 27, 2017 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Canopy Growth Corporation Expands to Jamaica as “Tweed JA” 0

By Jon Hiltz Canopy Growth Corporation announced yesterday that it has purchased a 49-percent share in a company formerly known as Grow House JA Limited. The company will now be called Tweed JA, named after the Tweed subsidiary division of the Canadian giant. Tweed will implement its established cultivation and processing techniques to serve the growing Jamaican medical cannabis market. It’s been reported that Tweed JA has been granted conditional license approval and started construction on a cultivation facility. Buyer Beware? There has been some debate over Jamaica’s ability to support a large-scale grow operation, mainly due to the existence of...

By Jon Hiltz Canopy Growth Corporation announced yesterday that it has purchased a 49-percent share in a company formerly known as Grow House JA Limited. The company will now be called Tweed JA, named after the Tweed subsidiary division of...

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on October 24, 2017 in Cannabis news Caribbean Featured

Jamaica: Medical marijuana business finally taking root

Submitted by Marijuana News Jamaica’s medical marijuana (ganja) industry is finally poised to take root following the granting of two licences: to Epican Medicinals to legally cultivate the herb and Everyting Oily Labs Limited to process the raw material supplied by Epican into oil. The signing of a tripartite agreement, which will see Everyting Oily buying ganja only from Epican until other licensed cultivators come on stream, was a prerequisite to the start-up of operations of either company. The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), which will take control of the ganja after it is harvested, was the other signatory. “Epican...

Submitted by Marijuana News Jamaica’s medical marijuana (ganja) industry is finally poised to take root following the granting of two licences: to Epican Medicinals to legally cultivate the herb and Everyting Oily Labs Limited to process the raw material...

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on September 29, 2017 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Psychedelicatessen: Jamaican Jerk Chicken

By Cedella Marley    You’re definitely going to get invited to a lot more parties if you show up with a platter of herb-boosted jerk chicken. Is there any dish at all better for an outdoor summer gathering? I think not. The smell of spicy jerk chicken grilling away stokes the appetite like no other (even if you don’t eat meat!). I make sure to buy chicken that was raised in humane and healthy conditions so I can feel good about what I am giving my guests to put into their bodies. You can also grill up some jerk...

By Cedella Marley    You’re definitely going to get invited to a lot more parties if you show up with a platter of herb-boosted jerk chicken. Is there any dish at all better for an outdoor summer gathering? I...

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