Top 7 Jamaican & Caribbean News Stories You Missed The Week Ending June 29th, 2018


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WHEATLEY: JAMAICAN MUST “STAKE CLAIM” ON LOCAL MARIJUANA VARIETIES
Dr. Andrew Wheatley, Jamaica’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, believes the country needs to take official ownership of all local strains of marijuana. This should be done to facilitate research and development of the varieties. Noting that Jamaica is said to have some of the best strains of marijuana in the world, such as Jamaican Lamb’s Breath and Marley’s Collie, Wheatley believes these strains are the “birthright” of the Jamaican people. The country should not allow individuals from beyond Jamaica’s borders to take them away. According to Wheatley, whose remarks were prompted by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) made…

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