Cannabis in the Caribbean: Why I moved to Guadeloupe
Julie Manlius is the founder of Cannect FWI, an organization that educates professionals working in hemp and cannabis in the Caribbean, with a particular focus on the industry in the French West Indies.
We discussed why she returned to Guadeloupe after many years working in Europe and North America and how islands across the Caribbean seeking to embrace opportunities within the growing legal cannabis market.
00:00 – Introduction
02:11 – Relocating to the Caribbean as a child
04:45 – How living overseas changed her life
07:52 – Discovering the CBD scene in NYC
10:42 – Why Guadeloupe is an ideal base
14:50 – The Caribbean’s competitive advantage
18:00 – The Importance of adding value in the Caribbean
20:14 – Why Origin matters in Cannabis
22:40 – The Scope for regional collaboration
28:35 – Cannabis education in the Caribbean
33:30 – Opportunities beyond growing weed
ABOUT THE EXODUS COLLECTIVE:
The Exodus Collective is a platform dedicated to inspiring folks in the African Diaspora to relocate to the West Indies to live in surroundings where they can thrive and sustainably contribute to the development of the islands.
Julie Manlius is the founder of Cannect FWI, a platform for brands and local entrepreneurs who wish to be part of this growing economy across the Caribbean.