The Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI) has entered into an agreement with Timeless Herbal Care, an international nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, for the growing of medicinal plants on mined-out bauxite lands.

The farmers will sell the yield at market value to Timeless Herbal Care, which will extract the medicinal contents for the various markets that they serve.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, who attended the signing ceremony, said that the project will create a new source of revenue and jobs from the growing, reaping, and export of nutraceuticals.

Last month, it was reported that the National Football League reached out to the National Football League Players Association to scientifically explore the use of medical cannabis as a pain management tool for its players. Not only should this work help the NFL players, but their participation in these studies may likely advance pain management for the millions of people suffering with chronic pain.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 18:02

Remembering Kelli Thompson

Kelli Thompson who served as Timeless Herbal Care spokesperson raising awareness by shedding light on the struggles faced by cancer victims like herself recently passed away at the age of 28. To remember and honour Kelli and to continue her fight, the Kelli’s Hope Foundation will be launched on February 13, 2015.

When Garett Fortune’s brother was found to have cancer in early 2013, it was so advanced that all he could do was to try to live out the remainder of his life in as little pain and discomfort as possible. That meant taking about 30 pills a day, Mr. Fortune said — until his brother tried marijuana.

Despite the mixed legal and social history of cannabis in the United States, all signs point to a 21st century in which the plant takes its place on the pharmacy shelf. In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215, making their state the first to legalize the sale and consumption of medical marijuana. Since then, 22 other states and the District of Columbia have all voted to allow medicinal use; three more have legislation pending. Many public health professionals and advocates have stated their support of medical marijuana, including former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelen Elders, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, deputy director of the Duke Cancer Institute Dr. Steven R. Patierno and many more.

On Monday 2nd June, Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These relate to the possession of small quantities of ganja for personal use, the smoking of ganja in private places and the use of ganja for medical/medicinal purposes.  Approval has been given also to a proposal for the decriminalization of the use of ganja for religious purposes. These changes have been under consideration for some time, but the necessary internal consultations and consequential refinements had to be undertaken before submission in April for Cabinet’s consideration. 
The Government of Jamaica has just announced a number of changes to the country's highly restrictive anti-ganja regime, including the decriminalisation of possession of small quantities of the substance.
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Colorado's marijuana experiment is threatened by the very popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, leading the ganja industry to join health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed.

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