Regulating medical cannabis is no joke

Professor Errol Morrison, director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology and world renowned diabetologist, after listening to a flawed scientific presentation, has been heard to say, “Science is science and joke is joke.” Professor Morrison, more than anyone I know, is uniquely qualified to make this distinction. He is scientist par excellence who possesses a quick wit and a great sense of humour.

Let me take the liberty to suggest that, “Pharmaceutical regulatory science is pharmaceutical regulatory science and joke is joke.” This statement, in the context of the regulation of medical cannabis in Jamaica, is apt. Further, best pharmaceutical regulatory science that focuses at all times on the preservation of human and animal life is not a space for uninformed neophytes. Jamaica is now pushing to become a global player in the medical cannabis arena and must maintain its record as possessing one of the most respected

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