The current state of the cannabis industry was on the agenda at the recent Ganja Growers and Producers Association Press Briefing. President of the Association, Richard Crawford raised several concerns about recommended developments and courses of action related to the cannabis licensing authority.

Five years after lawmakers voted to amend the nation’s cannabis law, leading to decriminalization, many are still undecided about the impact on society and those who use it for religious purposes. President of the Ganja Growers and Producers Association, Richard Crawford believes there is a need to improve the standards in understanding what can be grown based on the market demand.

Jamaica’s Dangerous Drug Act permits up to two ounces of ganja for personal, therapeutic, religious and medicinal purposes. This means that persons can be prosecuted if they are found growing or distributing ganja exceeding the prescribed amount. Crawford believes that the ganja growers and producers need to formulate a strategy.