Cannabis news Caribbean


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...

click here for more

on August 1, 2017 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Puerto Rico: Young Generation Creating an Island of Cannabis Opportunity

by Colleen Kimmett I’m an hour and one tequila into a cocktail party in San Juan when I meet the duo who call themselves the “canna-hoods” of Puerto Rico. This is technically a business party, a reception for press and presenters attending tomorrow’s AgroHack conference (a tech-agriculture-sustainability mashup), so they’re introduced to me simply by their names: Carmen Portela and Gaby Pagan. They’re the co-founders of Growth Leaders, a consulting company they created to shape the island’s nascent medical cannabis industry. We find a table in the least noisy corner of the balmy, boozy restaurant patio and Portela and Pagan...

by Colleen Kimmett I’m an hour and one tequila into a cocktail party in San Juan when I meet the duo who call themselves the “canna-hoods” of Puerto Rico. This is technically a business party, a reception for press and...

click here for more

on August 1, 2017 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Puerto Rico Betting on Medical Marijuana to Help Ease Crisis

The Associated Press Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating millions in revenue and tens of thousands of jobs. “This is an economic niche that we can grab on to.” Jesus Aponte, biologist Aponte, a 29-year-old biologist and chemical engineer, had been thinking of joining the wave of young Puerto Rican professionals heading to the U.S. to seek work — an exodus that has aggravated the U.S. territory’s woes. But then he saw the saw the...

The Associated Press Jesus Aponte pushes a door open to reveal hundreds of aromatic, spiky green plants, a crop that Puerto Rico hopes will help it ease a grinding economic crisis by generating millions in revenue and tens of...

click here for more

on July 23, 2017 in Cannabis news Caribbean

Cannabis Licencing Authority approves 46 ganja applications, rejects 8

A fifth of the applications for ganja licences have got conditional approvals from Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), while two licences have been approved. On Monday, the agency told the Financial Gleaner that it had signed off on permits for 46 entities spanning different segments of the ganja market, including cultivation, processing and retail. It indicates a stepped-up pace for approvals, which up to February had been provisionally granted to only three entities. CLA also refused eight applications from a single applicant, while two other applications were withdrawn. “The total number of conditional approvals granted to date – excluding the...

A fifth of the applications for ganja licences have got conditional approvals from Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), while two licences have been approved. On Monday, the agency told the Financial Gleaner that it had signed off on permits for...

click here for more