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Marcus Ramkissoon | THC: Tunapuna

Candidate for Tunapuna

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Marcus Ramkissoon

Marcus Ramkissoon

Mr. Marcus Ramkissoon obtained his Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences at St. George's University in Grenada and has pursued graduate studies in Chiropractic and Acupuncture at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, California, U.S.A. and his post-baccalaureate certificate in Regulatory Policy from Clark University Massachusetts, U.S.A. He is currently starting a Master's Degree in Science and Business at the American International College.

He is an activist for truth, justice and equality in all societies and has been an independent candidate in Trinidad and Tobago's 2010 General elections, a Party candidate in the recent 2015 General Elections and is presently, at the age of 39, the leader of the political party - the Trinidad Humanity Campaign (THC).

Mr. Ramkissoon is one of the most educated and experienced individuals within the International cannabis industry currently holding over 70 accredited cannabis certifications inclusive of 56 American Medical Association (AMA) Continuing Medical Education (CME) certifications and a number of industry and regulatory certifications.

Marcus is an internationally recognized Cannabis Science Authority with over a decade of real world experience in the industry as a consultant, and has worked for a number of organisations, both Governmental and private, in Countries where legislation permitted him to do so. His initial proposed medicinal cannabis regulations were used in the compilation of the Jamaican Cannabis Regulations in 2014 as well as in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Medical Cannabis Regulations in 2019 and his current proposed regulations have been used in the compilation of the Barbados Medical Cannabis Act and Regulations in 2019/2020. His Government experience comes from these, plus his close working relationship with the Attorney General's Office and Office of the Prime Minister in his appointed role as the cannabis consultant to the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and St. Kitts and Nevis, where he was responsible for their Cannabis Act and their Cannabis Regulations, which consists of over three hundred pages. Marcus has been appointed as the Cannabis Consultant to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago by the Attorney General and was responsible for the amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act and the Regulations guiding our upcoming Medical Cannabis Industry.

Marcus is regularly invited as an expert speaker at Cannabis Conferences and has spoken in The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Malta, Denmark, Costa Rica, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Ramkissoon is the Director of the Caribbean Cannabis Institute, a registered non-profit organization as well as an online school that is an affiliate provider for CME courses for Medical Professionals that are American Medical Association (AMA) approved and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), as well as Cannabis Industry related Certificate courses for non-medical professionals. He is also a consultant to the Medical Association of Antigua and Barbuda tasked with constructing locally accredited CME content on medical cannabis for Caribbean Medical Professionals.

Mr. Ramkissoon serves as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for an Investment group based in Bermuda and is the Chief Strategic Officer (CSO) of a licensed medicinal cannabis manufacturer in Portugal.

Marcus' International and Governmental work experience gives him a unique advantage in the assessment of the issues facing Trinidad and Tobago. This, combined with his intelligence, integrity, natural leadership qualities and passion to make Trinidad and Tobago a top rated, world class country, is the reason we believe, that he will greatly benefit all citizens of our country, when elected to lead and to guide the policies of our beloved country.


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