Jamaica, a country that has long been associated with cannabis, reggae, and Rastafarianism is running low on marijuana. Despite being named after sturdy plants that can generally withstand most kinds of terrains and weather extremes, “weed” actually requires a specific blend of moisture and heat to thrive. Unfortunately, Jamaica has experienced heavy rains that pummeled the crop followed by an extended drought that dried everything out, causing massive losses and a significant reduction in supply. According to farmers who grow cannabis, the heavy rains followed by drought caused tens of thousands of dollars in losses. Daneyel Bozra, a marijuana grower in the southwest part of Jamaica, says the weather destroyed everything. He grows cannabis in Accompong, a historical village founded by escaped 18th-century slaves called maroons. The coronavirus pandemic and resultant health measures, including a 6 p.m. curfew, made the situation even worse.
CannabisNewsWire, 02/10/2021 04:20:00