'Quit Foot-Dragging With Weed'

In calling for the crafting of a road map to develop the fledgling ganja industry, Delano Seiveright, a director of the Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Task Force, has renewed his warning that foot-dragging could result in the loss of potential economic advantages.

Speaking at the 'Imagine Jamaica: Unlimited Possibilities A Brand Jamaica Symposium' at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Seiveright suggested that the economic benefits of liberalising the ganja industry were huge.

"We can, in very short order, reassert our position as the world capital of ganja and move to spreading the obvious economic benefits across the board."

Noting that Colorado in the United States, since liberalising the ganja industry, has seen an unbelievable increase in tax revenue, job creation, the rejuvenation of depressed neighbourhoods, and the mushrooming of ganja and ganja related businesses, Seiveright said the state registered US$700 million in marijuana sales and US$76 million...

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