A team from the Harvard International Phytomedicines and Medical Cannabis Institute is expected in the island in short order to discuss potential ways to aid the country to become globally competitive in the new and developing industry.
“…through this arrangement, Jamaica will have greater participation in the nutraceutical industry”— Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries
This was revealed by Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw who will meet with a team that is expected to arrive in the island from September 30 to October 2.
The team will then conduct an “informational tour” of key facilities heavily involved in research related to cannabis and other medicinal plants in the island.
“Through this partnership with Harvard IPI and the involvement, of course, of our own local universities, the opportunity exists for clinical trials to be conducted which will help in settling dosage issues, as well as the commercialization of products to be developed,” Mr. Shaw said.
“We anticipate that through this arrangement, Jamaica will have greater participation in the nutraceutical industry,” he added.