Jamaica's regulated cannabis industry: First steps


Jamaica's regulated cannabis industry: First steps

10 November 2015

The Beckley Foundation, in partnership with the Jamaican Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce, has organised a two-day conference entitled "Jamaica's Regulated Cannabis Industry: First Steps” taking place in Negril on November 13 and 14, 2015, to coincide with the inaugural Rastafari RootzFest and World Cannabis Cup 2015. Following recent changes in Jamaican law to decriminalise cannabis and develop a regulated medical cannabis industry, Amanda Feilding, Founder and Director of the Beckley Foundation, was invited by Mark Golding, Jamaican Minister of Justice, to advise him and the government in their formation of balanced policies.

At the conference, Amanda Feilding will discuss Jamaica’s pioneering journey to regulation and the challenges that the nation will face going forward. She will also present some of the ground-breaking scientific research possibilities that have opened up. Presentations will be also be made by the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce, as well as distinguished presenters from the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Attorney’s General’s Chambers, the University of the West Indies, the Bureau of Standards Jamaica Ltd., Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), and the Ministry of Tourism & Entertainment. The Rastafarian perspective will be presented by First Man, Chairman of the Rastafarian Council.

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