Jamaica allows medical marijuana, but now what?

first_img(Miami Herald) The tour bus pulls up in front of the “Legal Cannabis Sold Here” billboard at the entrance of the old Casa Blanca hotel along this resort town’s popular tourist strip, when a young woman looking for a smoke jumps out. “This is it?” she asks, strolling through the venue’s cozy courtyard. An employee starts escorting her past a red carpet and into the non-smoking Lounge 2727, where bartenders are pouring drinks, tourists are snapping selfies and reggae is playing in the background, when she stops and abruptly says: “No. We’re going to Island Strains.” The employee motions to his right. The young woman heads to a secure door, shows her ID and waits to be buzzed in. Inside, she walks over to a corner where a medical practitioner, who isn’t even a doctor, poses a few questions and then, for $10, hands her a medical card that allows her to buy locally grown marijuana. This is the medical marijuana experience in Jamaica, where permission to legally smoke takes all but five minutes. No local address needed. No medical record requested— not even a physical exam is required. Aug 13, 2019 CDB to decide on financing for marijuana industry “Right now, this — this is a phenomenon,” Christopher “Birdheye” Gordon, the owner of Island Strains Herb House, said sitting inside the smoke room where patrons can consume cannabis on the spot, unlike in the U.S. where some states are only now pitching the idea of smoking lounges. “Smoking indoors,” he explained, as he lit up his third joint under the surveillance of mandated security cameras, “it’s a phenomenon, it’s groundbreaking…. Jamaica is advanced in that sense.” Perhaps. Read more at: Miami Herald Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jamaica Stepping Forward In Ganja Trials For Pain Relief –… Caribbean’s different gender gap: women rise, men stagnateKINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — When the young woman was preparing to open a business in Jamaica selling pipes, vaporizers and other smoking paraphernalia, some acquaintances suggested she would have difficulty succeeding in a niche trade dominated by men. Now, about a year-and-a-half after its launch at a hotel complex in…February 17, 2015In “CARICOM”Jamaica Stepping Forward In Ganja Trials For Pain Relief – Shaw(Jamaica Gleaner) There is an insistence from Audley Shaw, the minister of industry, commerce, agriculture and fisheries, that the rescheduling of marijuana will be crucial if the country is to gain maximum benefit from its emergence as an industry. “The scheduling of cannabis as a schedule-1 drug poses multiple challenges,…October 21, 2019In “Agriculture”Development of marijuana industry urgent – Jamaica Finance Minister[su_pullquote align=”right”]”One simple breakthrough in any of these areas will contribute billions of dollars to our economy.” – Jamaica Finance Minister, Audley Shaw[/su_pullquote]Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says Jamaica must move with urgency to develop a medical marijuana industry. He pointed out that exploiting the…May 16, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsAppcenter_img Oct 21, 2019 Marijuana laws coming up for debate in Barbados Related Posts Feb 16, 2020last_img read more

Holloway sees positives despite QPR defeat

first_img Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Chilling Photos Taken Moments Before It All Goes Wrong x Last Photo: What Happened After This Photo Was Horrifying x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Chelsea’s Brown scores winner as QPR lose againRotherham v QPR player ratingsQPR boss gives his verdict on Ngbakoto’s displayQPR’s Mackie set for return to action Ian Holloway said he was happy with much of QPR’s display in their defeat at Rotherham, particularly in the first half.Rangers’ 1-0 reverse in their fourth match since Holloway took over as manager was their third consecutive loss – and gave bottom side Rotherham only their second win of the season.AdChoices广告On-loan Chelsea youngster Izzy Brown took advantage of some sloppy defending to score the game’s only goal, but Holloway insisted he saw plenty to be pleased about.“In the first half we were excellent. We did everything right apart from them scoring,” Holloway said.“We had about three or four who could have stopped him. We left our goalie one-on-one. He (Brown) got in behind the whole of my team – very disappointing.“The rest I was thoroughly delighted with. I thought we moved the ball and looked a threat. “There were one or two things wrong in the wide areas – we didn’t quite get the placement of the players I would have wanted.“But a lot of what we worked on in the week they got right. We moved it, passed it. What we didn’t do was score. For a lot of that game I thought we were really good.“We’ve got lots of fantastic footballers and I thought you could see the skill that they’ve got.”But Holloway, whose team are now 18th in the table, admitted the second-half performance was less impressive. “If I’m disappointed with anything, it’s the second half,” he said. “I’ve got to hold my hand up for that. We didn’t get that right and I’m very disappointed in myself.”last_img read more