Small ganja farmers to get help to legalise cultivation

Small ganja farmers and advocacy groups have expressed concern that they would be left out of the regulated industry
The Gleaner (Jamaica)
Monday, March 20, 2017

The Government of Jamaica is to undertake a programme to help small ganja farmers benefit from a legal regulated cannabis industry. The project dubbed, the Alternative Development Programme, is to be carried out over one year. The Cabinet says small traditional farmers have worked to establish the Jamaican brand in the global cannabis industry and have suffered for the cause of creating a legal industry. It says the programme will therefore seek to help these farmers to transition from illicit cultivation of ganja to a sustainable legal avenue.