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Rastas want a legal foothold in medicinal ganja industry

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Rastas want a legal foothold in medicinal ganja industry

WESTERN BUREAU:

RASTAFARIAN ELDER Ras Iyah V, who was one of the key advocates for the decriminalisation of ganja, says he is not optimistic that small ganja farmers will ever benefit from the emerging medicinal cannabis industry, unless legislation is put in place to guarantee those benefits

WESTERN BUREAU:

RASTAFARIAN ELDER Ras Iyah V, who was one of the key advocates for the decriminalisation of ganja, says he is not optimistic that small ganja farmers will ever benefit from the emerging medicinal cannabis industry, unless legislation is put in place to guarantee those benefits.

Responding to a recent statement by Sport, Culture and Entertainment Minister Oliver Grange, who expressed much disappointment that the Rastafarian community is not benefiting more meaningfully from the multibillion-dollar medicinal cannabis industry, Ras Iyah V said the Government needs to level the playing field for all stakeholders.

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“I cannot be an optimist until I see the Government really a do something,” said Ras Iyah V, the founding chairman of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Growers Association and an internationally known spokesman on matters relating to the use of ganja as a sacrament by indigenous people.

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Speaking at last week’s CanEx Business Conference and Expo, in Montego Bay, Grange said the Rastafarian community deserves rich accolades for cultivating, safeguarding, and preserving ganja for its cultural, medicinal, and therapeutic uses, especially as it relates to the fact that many members of the Rastafarian community suffered harshly for promoting an activity which was illegal, and which has now morphed into a global multibillion-dollar industry.

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