In 2015, Jamaica amended its laws to create a well-regulated, licensed cannabis industry for medical and scientific purposes, modelling its reforms to a great extent on Canada’s medical cannabis regime. As Dr. the Honourable Andrew Wheatley, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology will explain in this session, his government’s goals – based on Jamaica’s long cultural history with the plant — are also very similar to Canada’s, and include boosting socio-economic development in the country. How is it working? Diane Scott, CEO of the Jamaican Medical Cannabis Corporation, shares experiences about building a medical cannabis business in Jamaica and JMCC’s unique business strategy — one carefully developed to align with the country’s goals while supporting Canadian Licensed Producers’ domestic strategies.