Jamaican weed law to go up in smoke?

By Gerald V. Paul

Ernie Eves
Ernie Eves

The announcement yesterday that the government of Jamaica has introduced a bill to legalize both the production of medical marijuana and the personal consumption of marijuana is being seen as a positive economic and medical move.

“Timeless Herbal Care, a Jamaican-Canadian company involved in the production and export of medical marijuana, congratulated the government of Jamaica for creating a framework for international standard medical marijuana trade in Jamaica,” prominent lawyer Courtney Betty told The Camera.

And former premier of Ontario Ernie Eves, who serves as chairperson of Timeless Herbal Care, said that Jamaica is now uniquely positioned to become the medical marijuana hub for the world.

Mark Golding
Mark Golding

Betty, president and CEO of Timeless Herbal Care, said “the company is fully prepared to build an international global brand for Jamaican medical marijuana by combing the best of science and research with organic Jamaican marijuana of the highest quality.”

She said Timeless Herbal Care has played a leading role in working with Prime Minister Portia Simpson’s People’s National Party government to bring this bill to the House.

The company is committed to ensuring that Jamaica and its people get the benefits which will derive from the new industry.

“Timeless Herbal care is proud to be Jamaican and proud of the many individuals who have sacrificed to preserve what will become Jamaica’s most profitable industry. We pay special recognition to industry, education and law enforcement officials who were very instrumental in paving the way for Minister of Justice Mark Golding to deliver this historic legislation,” Betty said.

Gerald V. Paul
Gerald V. Paul