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JAMAICA | Ministry of Health Establishes Medicinal Cannabis Unit

KINGSTON, JUNE 7, 2018 - The Ministry of Health has established a Medicinal Cannabis Unit (MCU) as part of measures to facilitate the medical marijuana industry’s development in Jamaica. So says Portfolio Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton in a Ministry Paper tabled in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
  • Published in Health

Jamaica to take part in clinical trials for Zikv

ST ELIZABETH, July 22, 2016 - Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, says Jamaica will shortly be participating in a number of clinical trials in the drive to find a vaccine to treat the Zika Virus (ZIKV).
  • Published in Health

Tufton concerned over effect of 'Ganja Law' on youth

KINGSTON, June 30, 2016- Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton has lamented a 50 per cent increase in the number of students now being treated for marijuana use, and has recommended an in-depth review of the impact that amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act are having on the country.
  • Published in Health

Tufton Endorses Products to Control Mosquitoes

KINGSTON, JUNE 22, 2016-  Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, has endorsed the launch of two products by Hardware and Lumber Ltd. which can be effective in the control of mosquitoes and lead to reduction of vector-borne disease transmission.
  • Published in Health
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