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CanEx gets more backing

Published:Sunday | August 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM

CanEx Jamaica, the mega conference on ganja being planned for Montego Bay, St James, next month, has received another endorsement.

This time, it is the National Commission on Science and Technology through its director general, Professor Errol Morrison, who has welcomed the event.

"The holding of this conference in Jamaica indicates the recognition of the Jamaican brand in the cannabis story and undoubtedly speaks to the need to uncover, encourage, and facilitate the development of a local nutraceutical cannabis industry, which carries much promise for significant returns on such an investment," said Morrison.

"The National Commission on Science and Technology endorses the holding of this conference and anticipate the proceedings, which are expected to offer guidance to the evolution of the embryonic local industry," added Morrison.

CanEx Jamaica is expected to lead the discussion in the Caribbean about the medical cannabis industry, which is a major part of the existing nutraceutical landscape.

The nutraceutical industry is the fastest growing in health care and is revolutionising the approach to several maladies currently inadequately managed by mainstream medicines.

The CanEx seminar, which is the first of its kind being held in Jamaica, is being planned to create a platform to connect all the players, locally and internationally, on September 2, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

It will delve into the homoeopathy form of medicine, with cannabis being its first subject.

Cannabis has been the topic of discussion for decades, and the topic will be heightened after the conference.

Homoeopathy has increased in popularity in recent times, and this is expected to create some amount of interest and anticipation for the CanEx event, which will feature more than 20 speakers and panellists.