Jamaica and Harvard Institute team up for ganja research project

The island nation known for its long tradition of Rastafarianism and cannabis-friendly climate is spreading its influence

By Kieran Delamont

2019-09-30

Jamaica’s legal weed revolution just got bigger.

The island nation is known for its long tradition of Rastafarianism and cannabis-friendly climate. And is beginning to spread its influence in the marijuana market. Now it has teamed with the American Harvard International Phytomedicines and Medical Cannabis Institute (HIPI).

Jamaican government officials made the announcement last week, according to The Jamaica Observer. The country’s public universities will be partnering with HIPI in support of its research and cannabis cultivation efforts. 

Says one Jamaican official quoted in The Growth Op: “We have essentially existed on the crumbs of the economic world power supply chain around the world. This gives us something we can produce locally as a first source and derive other products from it, and really create economic prosperity in this region.”

 

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