Joint Effort: Israeli Cannabis Experts to Speak in Jamaica Conference

The goal of the conference is to produce a position paper that sets a time frame for decriminalizing marijuana, both medicinal and recreational.

Olivier Fitoussi

Two top Israeli authorities on medical cannabis will be speaking at the Jamaica Cannabis Conference at the University of the West Indies this weekend, the Jamaica Observer reported.

Dr. Michael Dor, chief medical advisor to the Israeli Ministry of Health Medical Cannabis Unit and a former deputy director of the Ministry of Health Medical Administration in charge of its Community Medicine and Hospitals Division; and Dr Lumir Hanus, a research fellow in medicinal chemistry and natural products at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a respected authority in medical cannabis.

"It is an honor to have two medical cannabis research leaders from the medical cannabis research hub of the world, Israel," director of the Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Task Force, Delano Seiveright, told the Jamaica Observer.

The two speakers are being sponsored by Strains of Hope, a non-profit organization that supports research on the benefits of medical cannabis by the top institutions around the world.

The goal of the conference is to produce a position paper that sets a timeframe for decriminalizing marijuana, both medicinal and recreational.