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Businessmen Export Medicinal Cannabis Experience to DR

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By JOHN McPHAUL
jpmcphaul@gmail.com 

A group of Puerto Rican businessmen has decided
to export their experiences in the medicinal
cannabis industry to the neighboring
Dominican Republic and begin to educate about
the eff ectiveness of these products in the treatment
of many diseases and in improving the quality of
the life for patients on the island.
Today, Cannaeduca will off er the fi rst symposium
on the topic of medical cannabis in the Dominican
Republic entitled “Legal, Social and Economic
Aspects of Medicinal Cannabis: The Case of
Puerto Rico.”
The symposium will be attended by a group of
professors, lawyers, doctors, bankers and other experts
in the medicinal cannabis industry from the
mainland United States and Puerto Rico.
In addition, the participation of former Gov.
Alejandro García Padilla with an introductory message
is confi rmed.
Cannaeduca spokesperson Pedro Ortiz Cortés
said “the medicinal cannabis industry has been
successful in Puerto Rico because patients and
businessmen who have developed companies to
produce medicinal cannabis products have had
cutting-edge legislation, a product of the broad political
support for this industry, which has allowed
the robust and orderly development of this industry.”
“The result of this is refl ected in the fact that patients
have an alternative of safe and eff ective treatment
for chronic and even disabling conditions that
improves the quality of life of patients,” he added.
“In turn, these products are manufactured by companies
that contribute to the economic development
of Puerto Rico and the creation of well-paying
jobs.”
Ortiz Cortés went on to note that “[t]here are
many myths regarding the issue of medicinal cannabis.”
“However, statistics show that more than 70
percent of certifi ed patients are people over 50
years old,” he said. “These are people for whom
cannabis is an eff ective and real treatment option.
So far, as part of the development of the medicinal
cannabis industry on the island, they have established
about 10 cultivation and manufacturing operations
and about 40 dispensaries throughout the
island.”
He also highlighted the work of the commonwealth
Health Department, “which has done an excellent
job in monitoring the quality of the product,
the eff ectiveness of the service and compliance with
all applicable regulations and laws.”
At the Dominican Republic symposium, Cannaeduca
aims to present the success of the project
in Puerto Rico as an example to follow, and emphasize
the importance of establishing a strong legal
framework that limits drug traffi cking, but does not
deprive people who could benefi t from cannabis as
a treatment option to improve their quality of life.
Ortiz Cortés, as spokesperson for the company,
announced that they hope to take the educational
project to other jurisdictions in Latin America and
Europe so that other countries can emulate the vanguard
medicinal cannabis model adopted on the
island.

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