Wellness medicinal hemp agro-processing company OGH Jamaica (OGH) has exported its first shipment of organically extracted CBD broad spectrum oil to the US.
CBD is the non-psychoactive medicinal compound found in hemp plants and is known to provide a wide and diverse variety of wellness benefits.
OGH utilises organic sugar cane alcohol and water during extraction, to ensure the product’s optimal health & wellness benefits.
President of OGH, Robert Weinstein, strongly believes that Jamaica is poised to become a major leader in the burgeoning global CBD industry.
The global CBD market, even with the current pandemic, is expected to exceed US$20 billion by 2025.
“We had no doubt that we could produce premium CBD oil from Jamaican soil. We are grateful for the support of the Ministers Audley Shaw and Floyd Green. Without their vision, we would have never reached this point. OGH stands committed to Jamaica’s Vision 2030 for the resurgence of Jamaica’s agricultural might,” Weinstein said.
OGH’s first export was also made possible with the support of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) and Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). OGH’s operations are situated on the Long Pond Estate in Trelawny on former sugar cane lands.
Shawn Rogers, Vice President and co-founder of OGH, thanked Joseph Shoucair, CEO of SCJ Holdings for his assistance in securing the lands for use. “We can’t thank Mr Shoucair and his team enough for believing in our vision and leasing us the land. We have worked hard to rejuvenate the fallow sugar cane land and produce an agricultural product that will make Jamaica proud,” Rogers said.
Since it broke ground a year ago, OGH has employed more than 50 people from the surrounding Clarks Town and Jackson Town communities.