Toronto- based company now listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange

Toronto- based company now listed  on the Jamaica Stock Exchange

Toronto’s Tree of Knowledge International Corp. (TOKI) announced yesterday that is is now trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE).  It’s  the first company to be cross-listed between the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) and the JSE. TOKI has already received approval from Health Canada to import specific cannabis strains into Canada which will be used […]

Weed decriminalising bill goes to T&T Parliament

Weed decriminalising bill goes to T&T Parliament

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Trinidad and Tobago government last Monday formally informed Parliament of its intention to introduce legislation allowing for the decriminalisation of marijuana for medicinal and other purposes. Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, in a statement, said the introduction of the legislation forms part of the “most aggressive and profound reformations of […]

Cannabis can help alleviate depression and suicidality among people with PTSD

Cannabis can help alleviate depression and suicidality among people with PTSD

Cannabis may be helping Canadians cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. In an analysis of health survey data collected by Statistics Canada from more than 24,000 Canadians, researchers from the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and University of British Columbia (UBC) found that people who have PTSD but […]

Rastas in Barbados allowed to use ganja for religious purposes

Rastas in Barbados allowed to use ganja for religious purposes

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados  – Barbados’ Rastafarian community will soon be able to lawfully use marijuana in their religious sacrament. During debate in Parliament on the Medical Cannabis Industry Bill – which was passed – Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Dale Marshall said draft legislation to allow the use of cannabis for religious purposes is being […]

Mike Tyson to grow ganja in Antigua

Mike Tyson is taking his successful cannabis business to the Caribbean. The boxing legend, 53, has landed a deal to help boost tourism in Antigua and Barbuda, where thousands of Brits go on holiday every year. Antigua’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne has revealed Tyson wants to develop a cannabis farm alongside other projects including entertainment, […]

T&T advocates say: “Enact Cannabis medical legislation now”

T&T advocates say: “Enact Cannabis medical legislation now”

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Nazma Muller, founder of the Caribbean Collective for Justice and a staunch advocate for the legalisation of marijuana in the region, has long maintained that it’s unconscionable that Trinidad and Tobago’s ministry of health has never exercised clauses to amendments made to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 2000, which allows […]

Jamaica expects to benefit from cannabis reforms

Jamaica expects to benefit from cannabis reforms

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Delano Seiveright says emerging reforms in the United States and Europe relating to cannabis are exactly what Jamaica needs to benefit from the lucrative medical marijuana industry. Seiveright, who recently returned from Great Britain where he joined some 80 panelists from countries across the globe […]

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

Jamaica Industry Minister here to talk about Agriculture

By Stephen Weir Earlier this month a birthday party was held at the posh Windsor Arms Hotel along Toronto’s Mink Mile.  And while the 50 or so guests were there to mark Jamaican Minister ’s 67th birthday, most in attendance also wanted to talk about medical ganja. Members of Toronto’s black business and political communities […]

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains – Andrew Wheatley

Jamaica must stake claim on local marijuana strains  – Andrew Wheatley

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s  Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, says the country must stake its claim on all local strains of marijuana for research and development. Jamaica is said to have some of the finest marijuana strains in the world, which include the Jamaican Lamb’s Breath (or Lamb’s Bread) and Marley’s Collie. […]

Time to reconsider decriminalizing marijuana – Grenada Prime Minister

Time to reconsider decriminalizing marijuana – Grenada Prime Minister

GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell believes the time has come for Grenada to reconsider decriminalizing the use of marijuana and other forms of recreational drugs. “More and more we are hearing about countries who are placing less importance on criminalizing the use of marijuana and other forms of recreational drugs but it’s an […]