First legal export of cannabis material from Jamaica to another Caricom country
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent And the Grenadines, September 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Pure Jamaican Group of Companies (Pure Jamaican) is proud to announce the donation of 10,000 award-winning premium feminized cannabis seeds to CARICOM member state Saint Vincent and the. to announce Grenadines (SVG). The philanthropic donation is in response to the damage caused by the La Soufrière eruption that devastated the germ plasm of licensed traditional growers in SVG, which were in close proximity to the volcano.
From center: Dr. Machel Emanuel, Lecturer / Researcher, Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies; Dr. Jerrol Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Cannabis Authority for St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Robert Wright, Director of Pure Jamaican Limited and Chairman of the Gi Life Foundation.
DR. Jerrol Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of SVG’s MCA, commented, “The Medicinal Cannabis Authority (MCA) of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines gratefully accepts these feminized high-performance seeds on behalf of the Traditional Cultivators of SVG. Many of the varieties and landraces that existed in SVG were destroyed by the La Soufrière eruption. One of these land races came from Jamaica. This donation not only helps to rehabilitate the livelihoods and production capacities of these farmers, but also improves the quality of the seeds as planting material especially for tropical environments. May this historic and generous donation inspire even stronger cooperation and serve as a role model for the world. “
The seeds were produced through an R&D initiative led by Pure Jamaicans Gi Life Farm and Master Grower Ed Rosenthal, Benjamin Lind the Humboldt Seed Company and Dr. Machel Emanuel, Principal Investigator of the Life Science Cannabis Research Group on University of the West Indies. The donation was made to MCA by Mr. Robert Wright, Director of Pure Jamaican and Chairman of the Gi Life Foundation.
Mr. LeVaughn Flynn, Chairman of Jamaica The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) said, “I would like to commend Pure Jamaican and Gi Life for contributing premium seeds to the cannabis community in SVG. SVG has a strong tradition of cannabis growers, and its existence was enhanced by recent volcanic eruptions. These Donation is a strong statement and signals unity. It will be part of SVG’s rebirth as it seeks to find its niche in the global cannabis industry. “
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Added Dr. Machel Emanuel, “This is a real humanitarian gesture by Pure Jamaican to offer clean cannabis growing material in the form of feminized seeds of various strains that have been stabilized and bred for high THC production in an equatorial climate. This donation is also the first step towards establishing itself ” the Caribbean Cannabis economy where cannabis can legally cross regional jurisdictions. “
MS. Diane Edwards, President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO): “We are excited to partner with the Pure Jamaican group of companies in this effort to fuel growth in SVG and the CARICOM region. Pure Jamaican and Dr. Machel Emanuel have the highest demands on modern botanical cultivation. We also hope this will be of great economic benefit to SVG. “
Pure Jamaican Co-Founder and CEO Scott Cathcart said, “We are honored to be able to assist SVG in restarting their medical cannabis industry. The world is increasingly discovering the gifts cannabis can give, and we hope that this gift of world-class genetics can not only help make medicines available to patients in.” SVG, but also to tremendous economic opportunities for the country. “
About Pure Jamaican Limited – Pure Jamaican is actively scaling operations to produce large quantities of premium cannabis genetics for export to jurisdictions around the world. The Pure Jamaican Group of Companies also catalyzes the global supply chain of pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoid and psilocybin molecules, new delivery systems for these molecules, and advocates innovative ways to use botanicals to develop revolutionary new drugs and branded packaged items. With a team in the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, and Israel, Pure Jamaican is a multinational organization dedicated to helping people and populations achieve their well-being and change lives around the world. Pure Jamaican’s diverse sources of income support sustainable long-term value creation in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and CPG industries. In the meantime, Pure Jamaican has also committed itself to philanthropy and has set up two charitable foundations Jamaica in favor of the rural communities in which it operates farms. For more information, please visit: https://purejamaican.com/ or on Instagram @ pure.jamaican
Above Jamaica Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) – The Cannabis Licensing Authority, an agency of the Department of Industry, Investment and Trade, was established in 2015 under the Dangerous Drug (Amendment) Act (DDA) and has a specific role in the establishment and regulation Jamaica legal ganja and hemp industry. Further information can be found at: https://www.cla.org.jm/
About St. Vincent and the Grenadine’s Medical Cannabis Authority (MCA) – The Medicinal Cannabis Authority of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was established by the Medicinal Cannabis Industry Act of 2018. It is a corporation with the overall aim of regulating the cultivation, supply, possession, production and use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Further information can be found at: https://mca.vc/
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From third left: Dr. Machel Emanuel, Lecturer / Researcher, Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies; Honorable Sabato Caesar, Department of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Rural Transportation, Industry and Labor for St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Mr. Robert Wright, Director of Pure Jamaican Limited and Chairman of the Gi Life Foundation; Dr. Jerrol Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Cannabis Authority for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
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