Alpha-CAT is visiting Jamaica this week to connect with the local cannabis community. Jamaica has legalized cannabis for recreational, sacramental and medical use last year in February and the research at the island is now growing! Alpha-CAT’s founder, Sébastien Béguerie, will meet up with local academic leaders, traditional herbalists, companies in the private sector and famous promoters of the herb to support the movement and showcase the Alpha-CAT method.
Alpha-CAT method enables the detection and identification of six (6) of the main cannabinoids present in cannabis:
- Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Cannabinol (CBN)
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
- Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
- Cannabigerol (CBG)
- Cannabichromene (CBC)
In Kingston, Sébastien will visit the University of the West Indies, the very first Institution to receive a license to grow cannabis for R&D at the island. He also looks forward to meeting members of the Timeless Herbal Care family, one of the first local organisations granted a permit to legally cultivate cannabis for both research and commercial purposes. Another stop at Sébastien’s journey will be with Ras Kahleb, founder of Global Rastafari Youth Foundation and inventor of the Ital Vapor Chalice for traditional sacramental and medicinal use. Alpha-CAT also won’t miss the chance to meet with Michael Grizzle, the chief of Trelawny Town-Flagstaff Maroons or with the St. Elizabeth Ganja Growers Association at the western part of the island.
On the 19th of January, Sébastien will co-organize a panel discussion “Cannabis Conversations”. It will take part in the Nanook development centre in Kingston and the speakers will represent demographics of Jamaican people who will be directly involved in and / or affected by changes in the cannabis laws and industry. More information is coming up soon!
During the weekend of 15 – 16th January, Jamaica will host the first reggae festival, where the use of cannabis will be officially legal! The founder of Alpha-CAT will visit Rebel Salute to meet up with local artists and public supporters of the herb – Tony Rebel, Jah9 and many more.
Stay tuned and follow Séba’s Jamaican expedition on Facebook!
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