A Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, CLA, is hailing a recent decision by the United Nations, UN, regarding medical marijuana.
A UN commission voted on Wednesday to remove cannabis for medicinal purposes from a category including the world’s most dangerous drugs.
The highly anticipated and long-delayed decision could clear the way for an expansion of marijuana research and medical use.
But, some experts say the vote will have no immediate impact on loosening international controls because governments will still have jurisdiction over how to classify cannabis.
CLA Director, Delano Seivreight, says the move is a long awaited step in the right direction.
He says further work is needed before Jamaica starts to experience the immediate benefits from the UN decision.
But, Mr Seivreight says he believes the incoming Biden/Harris administration in the US will be helpful for cannabis law reform.
Delano Seivreight, Director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, speaking yesterday with Nationwide News.