Jamaican Authorities Deny Claims of Deal with Cayman Islands

Both the Ministry of Health and the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) on August 17 denied any approval was given for sale of cannabis oil medication from the Cayman Islands.

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August 18, 2017
Jamaica Observer
International News

Both the Ministry of Health and the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) on August 17 denied any approval was given for sale of cannabis oil medication from the Cayman Islands.

The denial was triggered by reports in the Cayman news media that Jamaica's Government-owned Hope Institute was close to making a deal with a Cayman-owned cannabis company, Lion's Garden, to provide cannabis oil to the institution.

The Hope Institute works in close conjunction with the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in the furthering of cancer treatment in Jamaica.

In a statement responding to reports yesterday, the Ministry of Health's chief medical officer, Dr Winston De La Haye, said that the statement was not true.

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