Sunday 15 September, 2019

Sensi launches medical ganja house in Kingston

Lloyd Tomlinson (second right), managing director of Marigold Projects, is all smiles during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company's medical ganja dispensary, Sensi Medical Cannabis House inside the Pulse complex last Thursday. Joining in the occasion are (from left) Cabinet ministers Ruddy Spencer; Floyd Green and Audley Shaw.

Lloyd Tomlinson (second right), managing director of Marigold Projects, is all smiles during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the company's medical ganja dispensary, Sensi Medical Cannabis House inside the Pulse complex last Thursday. Joining in the occasion are (from left) Cabinet ministers Ruddy Spencer; Floyd Green and Audley Shaw.

Sensi Medical Cannabis House is the latest medical ganja dispensary in the local marketplace.

The dispensary was officially launched on Thursday inside the Pulse Centre along Trafalgar Road in New Kingston.

Sensi is owned by Marigold Projects Jamaica Limited, in which Canadian company Aphria, one of the largest cannabis entities in the world, has a 49 per cent stake. Aphria is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and has a market capitalisation of US$3 billion.

The operators of Sensi are promising new and exciting products to ensure that they are the best in the island, while also helping to get rid of the stereotypes that Jamaicans associate with the products.

Lloyd Tomlinson, managing director of Marigold Projects, said: "It has been a long time coming. We know others are before us, but I have a philosophy in life, I very rarely take pride, or I don't always take pride in coming first, but will always take pride in being the best there is.

"The opening for us is an opportunity for us to change the perception of medical marijuana in Jamaica. Medical marijuana will be and should be an important part of the Jamaican economy, but yet still it is viewed in a somewhat bad light," Tomlinson added, noting "One of our objectives is to change that perception while recognising that this industry is a big one and it caters and should involve all." 

According to Tomlinson, the company will ensure that the island's small cannabis farmers, who were the backbone of the industry for years, are protected and share in the benefits of the product.

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, commended the operators for planning to have stores across the island.

Shaw said: "I gather that Marigold Projects also plans to open other locations in Negril, Portmore, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios in short order. These projections are indicative of your commitment to not only grow your business but to also improving Jamaica's economic and social position through employment generation."

Sensi Medical Ganja Launch

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