We are pleased to have BOTEC Analysis on board as we consider the policy options that will further enhance Jamaica's economy, provide value-added jobs, and promote public health and safety, while ensuring our adherence to the country's international obligations.
The project will be led by BOTEC Analysis advisor Steven Davenport, who served as project manager for BOTEC's consultancy in Washington, along with lead analyst Bryce Pardo, a former official from the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States.
Kleiman, founder and chairman of BOTEC Analysis, will feature prominently as a senior consultant.
In formulating cannabis policy, Jamaica will need to balance the promotion of economic development and tourism against public health needs, all while complying with international law and treaties," said BOTEC Analysis project lead Steven Davenport.
In terms of collaboration, BOTEC is the national focal point for a number of international S&T bodies including the Commonwealth, World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisations, and the World Energy Council.
These proposed research councils are based in part on alternative providers of research such as the Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis, which is being proposed to become a broadened National Council for Social Sciences Research, and BOTEC, which will become the National Council for Industrial Research after merging with RIPCO.
According to its bid, BOTEC has "a wealth of experts in formalized cultivation and testing, quality standards, statistical modeling, policy analyses, dynamics of illicit markets, law enforcement, drug control, drug dependency economics and rule-making.
In its bid, BOTEC Analysis Corporation listed its blended hourly rate as $292.
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