Interviewed: Brandon Burnham (President & Founder)
How and when did your dispensary start up?
We registered the business in 2009 and officially opened The Herbal Cure on April 1, 2010. We got our start during the home-grown phase, right before House Bill 1284 passed. Fortunately, we are one of the few mom-and-pop shops that made it through all of the regulation and development of the industry, since it exploded in 2010. Owning and operating The Herbal Cure has been one of the most challenging and rewarding processes we could have ever asked for.Read More..
The outside of The Herbal Cure still looks probably much the way it has since it was built in 1927, minus the giant red railroad trolley in the front, which makes it look like a movie set for a spaghetti western.
The shop is in what was formerly a lumber yard and later a car lot, and the parking lot and back property dwarf the small building on its edge. I used to shop there when they sold another type of wood, and the owners have done a good job of turning the office into a southwestern-styled dispensary.
THE University of Technology Jamaica, (UTech) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ganja Labs, USA — a subsidiary of Ganja Inc — to collaborate on research in science, technology and best practices in the cultivation of medicinal marijuana under controlled and secure conditions.
The collaboration will involve development of a multimillion-dollar public/private joint venture regarding construction and operation of a specialised laboratory and high-tech indoor and outdoor greenhouse facilities at UTech's Papine campus for research and experimentation.