By Roland Sebestyén
Following a historic decision, Jamaica will reportedly home its first “legal functional and psychedelic mushroom retail outlet.”
According to the Green Market Report, the Canadian Silo Wellness Inc. and the mushroom company, Mushe Inc has announced that they would launch a magic mushroom shop in Jamaica, which is reportedly one of the epicentres of the psychedelic mushroom movement.
Douglas K. Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of Silo Wellness, said: “As a company, we are very bullish about the high-potential functional mushroom category and the psychedelics sector as a whole.
“We continue to invest in and expand our operations in Jamaica, the only country where the cultivation, extraction, and sale of psilocybin mushrooms is permissible.
“Consumers are increasingly interested in incorporating mushrooms into their wellness routines.
“Through our propagation operations, psychedelic wellness retreats, and upcoming retail location, it’s our aim to make mushroom-based products, experiences, and education accessible at a time when so many people are struggling with mental health and other issues.”
The companies said they would create a “smart shop” which will be the home of “psychoactive mushroom products such as tinctures, capsules, topicals, and edibles, as well as boutique literature and accessories.”
Jonathan Rakic, COO of Mushe Inc., added: “In Silo Wellness, we’ve found a partner aligned with our mission to educate consumers about the healing powers of psychedelics and make mushroom-based wellness products and experiences more available.
“We look forward to introducing Jamaican residents and tourists to the wide-ranging health and wellness benefits of functional and psychedelic mushrooms – one smart shop at a time.”
The announcement came after the government’s decision to implement changes to the country’s cannabis policy.
As Canex reported last week, the State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, the Hon. Dr Norman Dunn has announced that the Jamaican government is working quickly to make meaningful changes to the interim regulations that were enacted in 2015.
It sure does look like that after the coronavirus pandemic, Jamaica will be trying to rely on their drug industries to bring in more tourists and re-start the economy.