Cannabis class at UWI Ja­maica cam­pus to­day

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(Ja­maica Gleaner) - The lat­est ad­vances in medic­i­nal cannabis re­search in Ja­maica and its po­ten­tial use in can­cer man­age­ment will come un­der the mi­cro­scope to­day, when a group of in­ter­na­tional sci­en­tists present at the sem­i­nar ‘Cut­ting Edge Ad­vances in Can­cer Ther­apy’ at the Fac­ulty of Med­i­cal Sciences, Uni­ver­sity of the West In­dies, Mona cam­pus.

Sci­en­tists with ex­per­tise in cannabis re­search for can­cer ther­apy as well as the treat­ment of var­i­ous can­cers, in­clud­ing pan­cre­atic and prostate, will present at the func­tion which is slated to start at 9am. There will also be a strong fo­cus on medic­i­nal cannabis as a pos­si­ble treat­ment not just for symp­toms of can­cer but for the dis­ease it­self.

Dr Henry Lowe, ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Bio-Tech R & D In­sti­tute, which is host­ing the event in part­ner­ship with the Fac­ulty of Med­i­cal Science, said the in­for­ma­tion to be shared will be of great in­ter­est to per­sons out­side of the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion.

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