Jamaica Faces Marijuana Shortage As Farmers Struggle

Jamaica is running low on ganja.

Heavy Rains followed by an extended drought, an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers have caused a shortage in the island’s famed but largely illegal market that experts say is the they’ve that is worst seen.

“It’s a cultural embarrassment,” said Triston Thompson, chief opportunity explorer for Tacaya, a consulting and brokerage firm for the country’s nascent legal cannabis industry.

Jamaica, which foreigners have long associated with pot, reggae and Rastafarians, authorized a regulated marijuana that is medical and decriminalized smaller amounts of weed in 2015.

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