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Paulwell backs ganja research, development

Published: Wednesday December 11, 2013 | 10:42 am Comments 0
Phillip Paulwell – File
Phillip Paulwell – File

Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, has come out in full support of positive developments in ganja locally and internationally.

Paulwell said “Jamaica will not be left behind” as interest and movements in ganja law reform and research and development grows rapidly.

Paulwell was speaking yesterday evening at the official launch of the book ‘Cannabis, Marijuana, Ganja: The Jamaican and Global Connection' – which outlines the attributes and potential of ganja.

At the event, held at the Eden Gardens Resort and Spa in Kingston, Paulwell noted that the United States, Canada and other countries have been leading the way on the issue, despite the United States in particular taking a generally 'anti-marijuana' stance over time.

He noted the many benefits of medical ganja including treatment of epilepsy and pointed to the versatility of the plant and many benefits it can reap for Jamaica’s development.

Paulwell stated that he has already directed the Scientific Research Council to lead the efforts of stakeholders in medical ganja matters.

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