Medical marijuana harvests begin in Jamaica

At least two medical marijuana companies have begun the first-ever legal harvest of their crops, signaling that the island nation is well on its way to becoming a full-fledged MMJ market.

Kaya Farms reportedly started its harvest Feb. 20, the Jamaica Observer reported, while competitor Timeless Herbal Care said in a news release Tuesday that it had also completed a harvest.

Both harvests took place under the observance of the island’s Cannabis Licensing Authority.

Kaya Herbhouse – a sister company to Kaya Farms – is slated to begin MMJ sales next month, the Observer reported.

The program has been years in the works, following the 2015 change to Jamaican law that created the licensing authority and allows for private MMJ enterprises.