Medicanja, a Jamaican company which produces pharmaceuticals from cannabis, is to list on the Jamaica Stock Exchange next year.
Its founder, research scientist Dr. Henry Lowe, says Jamaica’s preoccupation with issues surrounding smoking marijuana is causing the country to miss out on commercial opportunities.
Dr. Lowe says his company is also working on a product to address the opioid crisis in the United States.
Last week US President, Donald Trump, declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. Dr. Lowe says cannabis will be ‘the rescue’ for that emergency.
Dr. Lowe was speaking on Nationwide This morning today.