Three to Watch in Jamaica’s Race to New Cannabis Research Heights

Jamaica is soaring to new heights in the race to utilise marijuana in a wide range of commercially viable ways. As the stories arise, there are some race unfolds, there are some names that keep popping up, signalling the pioneers who remain at the forefront of this revolutionary charge. Here are three to watch as Jamaica’s legal and commercial relationship with marijuana ‘soars’ to new heights.

Dr Henry Lowe

Dr Henry Lowe is the founder of Medicanja, Jamaica’s and the region’s first ganja-centric company which has been conducting cutting-edge research and development of novel products in medical ganja. Medicanja Limited was established in 2013 to conduct scientific and clinical research, develop, produce and commercialise a range of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals and functional foods designed to treat and manage a range of health-care conditions, and create and maintain wellness.

Dr Ngeh Toyang is a senior scientist on Lowe’s research team, based at their lab in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. He specialises in the research and development of novel health-care products from medicinal plant resources.

Prof Wayne McLaughlin

Wayne McLaughlin is a professor of molecular biology in the UWI Medical School at the Mona Campus in Jamaica. He is also chairman of the Medicanja Scientific Advisory Committee.

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Source: The Jamaica Gleaner article: Cannabis Could Combat Hepatitis C