A second Canadian cannabis company has exported therapeutic oils to the Cayman Islands, adding to a growing list of international producers interested in entering the island’s recently legalized medical marijuana sector.

Toronto-based Cronos Group announced this week that its wholly owned licensed producer, Peace Naturals Project Inc., sent its first shipment of medical cannabis oils to the islands through Caribbean Medical Distributors Ltd.

The buyer, an affiliate of Professional Pharmacy Services Ltd., located in CTMH Doctors Hospital, is the same one that imported 3.42 U.S. gallons of cannabis oils in May from Saskatchewan-based CanniMed Therapeutics.

Cronos Group did not specify how much oil it sold to the Cayman Islands buyer.

The group’s grower, Peace Naturals Project, recently built a commercial oil production lab in Canada that is expected to become fully operational this month after approval from Health Canada. The producer is also working on a 28,000-square-foot greenhouse for low-cost cannabis extraction and a 1,200- square-foot pharmaceutical-grade extraction lab.

Cannabis oils have also been imported to the Cayman Islands from Jamaica, including from Cayman-owned and Jamaica-based Lion’s Garden.

Although the Cayman Islands government legalized medicinal cannabis oils and pastes in October 2016, the products are not approved for production in Cayman.

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  1. There might be some confusion when it comes to cannabinoids and its products. At least I was confused. Below is a summary of what I have found (feel free to correct).

    Hemp Seed Oil vs. Hemp Extract vs. Cannabis Oil.

    Cannabis – A type of flowering plant that includes three distinct variations: Cannabis ruderalis, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis sativa.

    Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that can be found in cannabis plants including hemp and marijuana. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol ) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are the two best-known cannabinoids.

    Hemp/CBD extract is the main ingredient in popular products like Charlotte’s Web and other CBD-specific brands (Hemp CBD oil). CBD oil (one of the “cannabis oils”) is a legal product which has been proven to have positive effects for individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, OCD, cancer, MS and many other health disorders. It DOES interacts with pharmaceutical drugs! It contains only trace amounts of THC and CBD derived from hemp is 100% legal in all 50 states. It is expensive, but affordable.

    Hemp seed oil lacks cannabinoids, which are the main compounds found in the cannabis plant that have the ability to help battle cancer. Hemp seed oil is found mostly in products in your local grocery store and typically contains twice the levels of omega 3 found in olive oil with only half of the total calories.

    CBD oil can be produced using the Cannabis indica plant. CBD oil from the indica plant is different because the indica plant naturally has more THC than CBD.

    Marijuana oil – THC Oil and Cannabis oil- all 3 names refer to the same product. Marijuana oil is made from (medicinal) marijuana and contains THC. The large difference between marijuana and hemp is the amount of THC present in the plant.

    And lastly, from the Realm of Caring Foundation: “Based on our investigations and research there is no “ideal dosing, or maximum dosing level” for any condition. Rather, two individuals of the same condition and weight could require two different therapeutic doses. CBD works by accumulation and saturation into the system, where it is stored in fat cells and acts on specific cannabinoid receptors within the brain and body. By doing this, it can help bring individual systems that are “out of balance” so to speak back to homeostasis. We’ve found that response times are just as unique as the people taking them. We all have different genetic and biochemical makeups and individual health issues that can take days or sometimes months to address. The bottom line is you have to be patient and consistent and know that dietary supplements like CW are crafted to work with the body naturally, supporting it to better function on its own. The results come by way of steady improvement, making health more sustainable to reach a level of life-enhancing natural wellness.
    Also, if you are using pharmacuetical medication please space CBD 2-4 hours before or after medication to avoid drug interactions.
    If you want quality sleep take CW an hour or two before bed so it has enough time to kick in. Otherwise, you will be laying in bed waiting.”