Partnership critical for ganja industry success - SRC head

Farmers should also recognise the value of research and development in helping them to realise the economic potential of medical marijuana
The Gleaner (Jamaica)
Friday, July 6, 2018

Executive Director of the Scientific Research Council (SRC) Dr Cliff Riley has underscored the importance of working partnerships that acknowledge and incorporate the expertise of small players as critical to the success of Jamaica's fledgling medical marijuana industry. He warned scientists, in particular, against alienating farmers. "I am asking our researchers, please, for God's sake, do not go to communities take the farmers' ganja and carry back to our lab and study. Incorporate the farmers within your research teams," he said. (See also: $260m ganja study - Jamaica eyeing investment in medicinal marijuana market | Jamaica advised to standardise ganja)