Denver-based Dominican sets eye on Medical Marijuana, hemp industry to revitalize agriculture

Edwards believes Dominica can be a leader in the cannabis industry

Dominican businessman in Denver, Elvis Edwards, has plans to revitalize agriculture in his native country in terms of Medical Marijuana and the hemp industry.

The Marijuana Industry is growing rapidly and many countries are changing their stiff laws in regards to cannabis and Edwards wants Dominica to be one of them.

He believes now is the time for Dominica to strike “when the iron is hot” since the island’s agriculture industry has suffered through the years and was basically obliterated by Hurricane Maria last September.

“Dominica has the opportunity to be a leader in the Cannabis Industry,” Edwards said. “It just has to make the moves early so it does not have to play catch up later. Medical marijuana is growing and we have the opportunity to make a mark on the industry. It is not the typical crop but our agriculture can bounce back if we put plans together to move forward in the industry.”

Five days after Maria, Edwards traveled to Dominica.

There he witnessed the total chaos in the aftermath of the hurricane and the lack of communication with the outside world.

He said it was in this solitude that he had a lot of time to reflect on the pain and devastation that the hurricane caused.

In his reflection, he thought of the people of the Caribbean and how they would benefit from the stress-relieving benefits of cannabidiol, a compound that has significant medical benefits but does not make people feel “stoned.”

When the re-building began, many were still without power. It was at that time that Ewards opened a restaurant called “Bird’s Nest”.  It was the first restaurant to provide the community with a hot meal and a cold drink.

Once he was back in Colorado, Edwards felt strongly for the need to create a product that could replace opioid addiction, reduce stress, and encourage healthy lifestyles here and in the Caribbean.

Elvis Edwards teamed up with one of the best companies in Colorado that produce medical grade hemp oil.

They developed four products that will be sold by CBDxr.

The products are Daily Softgels (40mg and 75mg Hemp Oil), RAPID Tablets (35mg Hemp Oil), CBD Tinctures – Full Spectrum (250mg Hemp Oil), and Topical Patches (100mg Hemp Oil).

CBDxr is the first CBD product to be sold in select gas stations in Colorado.

Edwards is also the inventor of Vaprwear, wearable vaping technology, and also the inventor of CBD Care Garden, hemp-based wellness and beauty products.

He now wants to develop Medical Marijuana and provide the benefit of Hemp oil.

With this in mind, he believes that Dominica would be the ideal place to grow the plant.

He thinks the rich volcanic soil, the favorable weather of rain and sun and the terrain are all conducive for the cultivating of cannabis.

Edwards hopes that he can meet with the relevant Government authorities and other stakeholders in Dominica to discuss the matter further.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of DominicaNewsOnline.com/Duravision Inc. All comments are approved by DominicaNewsOnline.com before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • are abusive, profane or offensive
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-message

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.

32 Comments

  1. Chess game
    June 20, 2018

    On the news today: Marijuana is finally legalized in Canada.

  2. Music Producer
    June 19, 2018

    Never, ever tell Dominicans your plans for success…they will only squash it before you make your first move.

  3. Clemon George
    June 17, 2018

    Good luck with the venture. As a kid, I remember folks were against the development of the tourism industry because of fear of the unknown (re: the corruption of Dominican youth). But where have these youth gone? To those ‘corrupt’ destinations to better themselves and their families back home.

    Whenever a Dominican in the Diaspora attempts to support and build Dominica, there are many who are bent in frustrating him, while they and there children live a better life back home or elsewhere (crabs in a barrel).

    If we truly love Dominica, let’s support our country men and women who have only the best intention for the country. (And he could invest his money in Canada, the US or elsewhere). To our country men and women in the Diaspora, if you can’t support with your wallets, refrain from that diatribe.

    Clemon George, PhD

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      June 18, 2018

      Clemom, I know you are from Wesley; sad to say your comment is pathetic! Have you been to Wesley, in recent years, or are you living in Dominica? If you are in Dominica; take a good look at Wesley, and compare it today to when you claim you were a kid.

      I was a kid in Wesley too; but in my day as a young lad growing up, nobody thought of murder, never mind murdering their very own relatives. In the event you do not know boy; Wesley has become the murder capital of Dominica. Should I tell you the reason why which I am sure you already know?

      If you are bewildered, or have forgotten, it was not until the advent of Marijuana, followed by the use of cocaine, which are mind altering chemicals. By the time the same youths you mentioned got hooked on marijuana they began to kill people in our village.

      If you condone the legalization of Marijuana in our country I feel sorry for you! 

      • Big Dyco
        June 19, 2018

        You sir are a fool and really need to educate yourself more on the topic of Marijuana, hemp, and their effect and benefits.

      • MR DOMINICA
        June 19, 2018

        son

        I could not have said it better about the things happening in our village today compared to when we grew up or even in the late seventies by the way i am your father’s name sake

      • Chess game
        June 20, 2018

        Francisco. ..from your previous brayings I gather your preference is cocaine but you do not have to completely misconstrue the person’s comment. You must be on something smoking crack or its derivatives. When are you going to stop your madness for an old man, when you are 81? By the way they just legalized marijuana in Canada. Cry and continue to be miserable old man.

      • Charlie Rose
        June 20, 2018

        Francisco you are the §ame ‘MR DOMINICA’ doe even try dat. No one shares your fake out-dated monotonous views. Well. ..I live down the street ?

  4. June 16, 2018

    If we’re going to lead at all here, it’s time to move forward NOW.

  5. Sue Donym
    June 16, 2018

    No wonder bozo was in Colorado sniffing the weed oil…..

    • Annon
      June 20, 2018

      What an idiot comment while Schizo stayed in Dominica sniffing wabio.

  6. Omg
    June 16, 2018

    Hope it is only for medical purposes cuz inhalation of smoke in any form is harmful to the human body.

  7. Affa
    June 16, 2018

    Very good business ideas. I can’t help but think of how quickly we lost our livelihoods in the banana business and the exodus of our farmers from agriculture. There is also a need to capitalize on the growing opportunities in recreational marijuana which also provides great benefits not only for those who are prone to blindness due to the effects of glaucoma given their family history with glaucoma, and other ailments related to eye pressure, but also the potential to boost tourism as it relates to recreational marijuana. We can only win with these forward thinking economic ideas.

  8. Money God
    June 16, 2018

    Elvis…. unless a new govt.takes over there is no hope…. Skeritt DOES NOT want to see people prosper…. best you wait and see if they are smoked out next election.

  9. Too blessed to be stressed
    June 15, 2018

    If and whenever marijuana is used for medicinal purposes in Dominica, any and everyone should not be allowed to plant it. Persons should be granted a license from the government to do so. There should be strict adherence to the rule in order to ensure that it is used only for that purpose by those who are allowed to plant it for medicinal purposes.

  10. June 15, 2018

    Good job my brother we support your endeavors, hope skerrit listen .

  11. mine
    June 15, 2018

    No wonder Linton was in Denver came back talk about marijuana. If someone uses hemp oil in their hair and they go for a drug test for a job they come back positive.

  12. Real truth
    June 15, 2018

    True Rasta na deal wit today’s chemical weed…….. My Brudda, grow only pure non GMO organic weed in Da…. This will place us on de map!! Away with your Babylon chemical weed……..!

    • Jheri Curl
      June 19, 2018

      you didn’t see his hair?
      the man LOVE chemicals

  13. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    June 15, 2018

    Guy you are a joke!

    If you can do so much with a hemp industry, how come you are not doing it where you are at the moment? We know that there are certain type of material which can be developed from “Hemp.” There was a time when it was used in the production of rope!

    The problem is; it is not profitable to produce anything out of Hemp due to the quantity of raw hemp needed for production. Look at it this way, there are much more land in North America and Europe to plant Hemp and Marijuana. My question to you is this: can you identify any place where they are planting hemp, for the purpose of producing anything for profit?

    The planting of Marijuana is simply for the altering of peoples mind: Used to ease pain is a myth! I rent to a lady to whom it is medically prescribe, the more she smoke, it is the more painful her injured back hurts!

    • Big Dyco
      June 19, 2018

      Lol. I don’ t usually comment on DNO, but you sir are an extremely appalling individual. The level of your ignorance is worrisome. I don’t understand where you even get the confidence to post your real name.

      • Charlie Rose
        June 20, 2018

        It’s not his real name, he is all fake.

  14. June 15, 2018

    Love it cuzzo…so proud of you. Let those ignorant minds who only wish to be the judgemental and scornful watch you keep shining. The Edwards family is super proud of you. Keep SHining on…

    • MR DOMINICA
      June 16, 2018

      personally I think Dominica should let the rest of the world legalise whatever they want and stay out of that one, there are too many lost minds , lazy young men around Dominica their minds and ambitions destroyed by cocaine and marijuana which are now illegal creating a burden not only on themselves but society , people houses broken into farmers produce stolen. I had my house broken into and my plantains stolen on many times . I had the thieves arrested and one guy;s father had tears in his eyes complaining that all his son wants to do is smoke marijuana, He got probation but got later four years for breaking into his aunts house let us replant bananas ,plantains coconut and all that was destroyed by Maria

      • Annon
        June 20, 2018

        So is de rum drinkers that killed several people just in the last week you really worried about.

  15. Bro
    June 15, 2018

    Cum fast, I ready to cut down my fig and plantain for the weed money!

  16. derp
    June 15, 2018

    too bad the government going to play politics and not do anything… they rather people beg them instead of creating a good environment for growth

  17. jamie
    June 15, 2018

    WISH YOU LUCK DUDE,

  18. willet ryan
    June 15, 2018

    wish you luch,once skerrit is in power you will never see this happen,he would rather see othe companies that he can get his cut,good luck dude.

  19. Asaka W.
    June 15, 2018

    Forward thinkers at work

  20. Dominica fails
    June 15, 2018

    Allu doesn’t Grin/Smile so when allu living DA nuh :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    • Another Dominican
      June 16, 2018

      When he lived in Dominica 4 months after Maria feeding calibishe and environs and opening a place for people to work socialize where was your dotish self and comment. Before you speak validate.

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available