A personal health crisis is what Jamaican Olympian Michael Frater said pushed him to open the 4/20 Therapeutic Bliss dispensary in Kingston last weekend.
The 38-year-old Jamaican athlete said that persistent problems with his knees forced him to retire five years ago. He said doctors could not find a solution to his bad knee after visits to The University Hospital of the West Indies and a hospital in France.
After months of severe problems that rendered him incapable of walking at one point, Frater’s father suggested that he try cannabis oil. Frater said he tried it and within a month, he felt ‘brand new’.
“I started studying a lot about it and realized that a drug that has been taboo for most of my life is really a…