PRESS RELEASE: – NHMJ – IOJ JAMAICAN GANJA: SETTING the RECORD STRAIGHT

 

February 6, 2018

NHMJ – IOJ   JAMAICAN GANJA: SETTING the RECORD STRAIGHT

 

The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ), a division of the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ), takes pleasure in inviting you to a Public Forum on ganja for media personnel, to be staged on February 26, 2018 at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

 

Jamaica has had a long and interesting history of un-official as well as official involvement with the Cannabis plant. In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest globally in the medicinal and recreational use of the plant, and this has stimulated a multi-billion dollar industry.

 

Given the surging interest and enthusiasm there have been claims, counterclaims and misinformation. The NHMJ firmly believes that the Media has a critical role to play in setting the record straight and the general education of listeners and readers. It is in this regard that we are staging the Public Forum especially for the Media:

Title: JAMAICAN GANJA – SETTING the RECORD STRAIGHT

Venue: PCJ Auditorium

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Moderator: Professor Ronald Young

 

We have assembled a powerful line up of knowledgeable speakers to cover the following topics:

  1. Wayne McLaughlin (CARITOX/UWI): Current Laboratory Research Findings on Jamaican Ganja
  2. Hawthorne Watson (Former Head of SRC): Pioneer Research and Government’s Involvement Starting in the 1960’s
  3. Lilyclaire Bellamy, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO): IPR Issues and Challenges
  4. Kathie Lennon, Ganja Growers and Producers Association (GGPA): Farming Practices, Strains and the UN Alternate Development Programme for Ganja in Jamaica
  5. Professor Wendell Abel: A Psychiatrist’s Perspective
  6. Lisa Dawes: Pioneering work at a Rural Hospital
  7. Cannabis Licensing Authority: Licensing Status and Issues

In addition we have invited other resource personnel from the GGPA and the Cannabis Commercial Council as well as recipients of Provisional Licences to participate.

 

Each panelist will be allowed a seven-minute presentation. A “Question and Answer Session” is scheduled to take place after all presentations have been concluded.

 

We look forward to your affirmative response as together we seek to set the record straight and advance the interest of Jamaicans in this lucrative industry.

 

FREE ADMISSION

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General Contact information: Mrs. Tracy Commock, Director – Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ); e-mail: info@nhmj-ioj.org.jm, Phone: (876)948-8116 / (876) 922-0620/6

 

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Written by ,  LinkedIn Top Voice of 2016, SVP Marketing & Client Success

In life there are always reasons why something didn’t happen. You didn’t get a job because a younger candidate will work for less. Your big idea wasn’t considered because you’re just entry level. You didn’t get a promotion because you’re a woman and your company is run by an all-male board. But what if the problem isn’t life? What if it’s you constantly reaching for an excuse?

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"Freedom Paper"

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August 1, 1838 was a special day for the enslaved people of Jamaica. They received their freedom paper. 178 years later, we join the exslaves and exhibit our “Freedom Paper”.

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Courtesy of the Jamaica Archives and Records Department

New Acquisition @NLJ:- The Bolt Supremacy

New Acquisition at the National Library of Jamaica.

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Moore, Richard. The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory. London: Yellow Jersey Press, 2015. Print.

Richard Moore’s work The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory takes a different lane into discussions of speculations surrounding the success of Jamaican track athletes. Moore’s work offers some distinction from the general roar of the crowds skeptical of these success in that it attempts to distinguish “…facts and conjecture, opinion and evidence”. He holds firmly that success in sports can be achieved without performance enhancing drugs.


The Bolt Supremacy is among several other works featuring Jamaican sports available at the National Library of Jamaica. Visit their website www.nlj.gov.jm and peruse their catalogue for other interesting works. Or come down to the NLJ at 12 East Street, Kingston.

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Save the DATE: Sunday, October 2, 2016

NLJ’s 2016 Distinguished Lecture

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Presenter – Alison Donnell, Professor of Modern Literatures in English, University of Reading, UK.

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