Canadian investors show interest in local ganja

Jamaicans interested in investing in ganja for medical as well as recreational use are being encouraged to look to Canada for developing the industry
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Following the lead of several US states in holding referendums which have been supportive of reducing the legal restraints on the use of the drug, Jamaica amended its Dangerous Drugs Act in April last year. The changes included reducing penalties for possession and smoking of ganja, use of ganja by those of the Rastafarian faith, and use of ganja for medical, therapeutic and scientific purposes. However, with a limited market for excessive production of ganja, and with the threat of increased action against its importation from US authorities, not much has changed in terms of the use of the drug locally.