First ever medical cannabis conference in the Caribbean was held in Barbados in June 2019

Updated: Jan 21

The inaugural Barbados Medical Cannabis Conference was held in Bridgetown, Barbados, making it the first island in the Caribbean to host such an event. Taking place at the Walcott Warner Theatre at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, UWI, Cave Hill, the event featured some of the top cannabis experts from around the world and aims to educate medical professionals, researchers, academics and the general public about the benefits of the safe use of cannabis. The two-day event was organized by Sarah Seale, partner at one of Canada’s consulting powerhouses, partnership with the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies.


“​This is an incredibly progressive move for the island of Barbados which is quite uniquely positioned to be the premier spot in the Caribbean for medical cannabis research, clinical trials and educational programs. I am truly honoured to be partnering long term with the Faculty of Medical Sciences to help provide resources and guidance to the medical community and to assist the government and the university in their de-stigmatization and general educational initiatives,” says Sarah Seale, Partner, Cannabis Global Consultants (CGC).


The Barbados Medical Cannabis Conference collaborated with local medical experts in Barbados like Dr. Harley Moseley- the first physician in Barbados to successfully prescribe medical cannabis and Dr. Damian Cohall - pharmacologist and Deputy Dean of Preclinical Sciences at UWI. Other panelists and speakers include some of Canada’s top cannabis medical professionals - independent security consultant, David Hyde of 3 Sixty Secure Corp, who will talk about legislation and regulation around cannabis, patient advocates, Jodie Epstein from MigraineBuds and Ashleigh Brown, CEO, SheCann, among others. Canadian pharma-tech company, Rapid Dose hosted an informative session on dispersal methods of medical cannabis.



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