JAMAICA, THE LAND OF GENTLE BREEZES
AND MEDICAL CANNABIS:
When one thinks of Jamaica, one usually thinks of travel, tourism, and white sandy beaches. However, it is now also gaining more and more attention as the land where (while still illegal) Cannabis medicines are beginning to flourish. One can say that, unlike the United States, Jamaica "Politically Speaking," is taking a more enlightened view towards the subject of legitimate medical research. And as anyone with any knowledge of our present-day political situation (with regards to Medical Cannabis) knows; "Politics Is Everything".
For instance, take the following Official FDA news release, essentially stating that Medical Cannabis HAS NO MEDICAL USES: :
U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATIONNow let's be honest with ourselves: What is that old Libertarian expression, "There is no such thing as Government, only people in control of Government." And so a Question: Did the person(s) [within the FDA] who put out that news release, do so out of medical or political reasons? I believe the reader who has looked over any other chapter within this book can easily answer that question for themselves.
Small wonder then that most new modern-day Cannabis based pharmaceuticals are making their appearance OUTSIDE of the US, in places like Jamaica.
According to various websites:
CANASOL an ophthalmic drop solution prepared from cannabis sativa which contains 0.3% active solid. Canasol's research has proven this product effective to reduce the adverse symptoms of glaucoma by reducing intraocular pressure and having no side effects. This product has been approved by the Ministry of Health of Jamaica.
ASMASOL is used to treat asthma, coughs and colds also reduces vomiting and nausea in patients with cancer and AIDS. When they take it, they vomit less and eat more and are able to put on weight" [Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mfg. of Asmasol]
CANTIMOL is a more potent version [of Canasol] has been developed, but not yet registered, and the team is ready for clinical trial of a third active ingredient isolated from ganja for the treatment of motion sickness.
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