Video: Medical ganja store opens in Kingston
They say where there’s smoke there’s fire!
Epican (Epic Cannabis), the first seed-to-sale cannabis retail store proved that when it opened its doors at Marketplace in Kingston last Saturday, blazing a trail for over 300 curious cannabis enthusiasts in attendance.
Doctors were on site offering free medicals, qualifying guests for their medical marijuana cards.
EPICAN is the first company to be granted a license to cultivate and then subsequently receive licenses to process and retail medical grade ganja by the CLA (Cannabis Licensing Authority) in Jamaica.
The operators of EPICAN have spent three years educating local farmers in methods that meet international growing standards.
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In addition to EPICAN’s 43,000-square foot vertically integrated cultivation facility, they also have a 5,000-square foot, state-of-the-art extraction plant that is able to process and support its own organic cultivation output.
The facility focuses solely on cannabinoid and terpene extraction, identification and formulation for medical purposes within our Jamaican market. This ensures that EPICAN can continue to turn out a consistent product that is of the highest quality, potency and purity.
“It’s not about getting high,” says Dwayne McKenzie, President of EPICAN, “In Jamaica, cannabis will be produced by licensed producers and distributed to aid persons - It’s about the therapeutic proponents of the cannabis plant ”
Marijuana’s healing properties are attributed to its high cannabidiol (CBD) content and critical levels of medical terpenes and flavonoids. EPICAN intends to deliver these healing properties in the form of topical treatments, oils and raw strains of the plant itself, all for sale now at their Marketplace location.
EPICAN currently employs over 50 local farmers at its growing facility in the Blue Mountains.