Kaya Farms Opens Jamaica's First Legal Medical Cannabis Facility

Only in recent years has Jamaica loosened its laws on medical marijuana growing.

March 12, 2018

Kaya Farms, home to Jamaica's first legal medical cannabis dispensary, celebrated its grand opening on Saturday at Drax Hall, St Ann, with an official ribbon-cutting and concert featuring some of Jamaica's favourite reggae artistes.

Kaya Farms and sister companies, Kaya Herbhouse, Kaya Spa, Kaya Cafe and Kaya Tours offer a variety of services for Jamaicans and tourists, including the sale of marijuana for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. The grand opening of Kaya, said the owners, is considered to be a momentous occasion for Jamaica and the economy

“It has been an arduous journey for all involved in making this dream a reality. We cannot forget the Indians who brought the plant, the Rastafarians that fought to advocate it, University of Technology, Government officials on both sides and corporate Jamaica that have all helped to steer this through the political landscape. It is an exciting step for me and the country as we move forward to build an industry which I am sure that we be side by side the Canadians, British and the United States. I'm sure as Jamaican farmers we can compete internationally as ganja becomes a commodity,” said chairman and chief ganja officer, Balram Vaswani.

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