None but ourselves can 'free' the weed

The issue of landownership is intimately tied to the ability of farmers to participate in the supply chain for the burgeoning medical ganja sector
Vicky Hanson
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Sunday, July 5, 2015

jamaica-ganjaTraditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order to supply research institutions that have been granted licences. They will be required to invest heavily in the technology necessary such as for tracking outputs. This will require substantial financial outlay and is likely to prevent farmers from taking advantage. Powerful private sector interests are hovering in the background to displace the potential development of the small traditional ganja businesses.