The Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica, GGPAJ, is requesting an urgent meeting with the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, regarding the importation of Ganja from Canada to Jamaica.

The request follows another meeting with stakeholders in the ganja industry last Wednesday.

Mahiri Stewart reports:

Stakeholders in the local cannabis sector continue to voice their dissatisfaction with current developments in the industry.

Outgoing Programme Director of the Ganja Growers and Producers Association Jamaica, GGPAJ, Paul Burke, says the government’s announcement that it granted a license for the importation of a small portion of ganja from Canada, has raised a number of issues for local farmers, who have been struggling in the business.

Burke says the time has come for marijuana to be legalized.

Mr Burke says Jamaica has the potential to produce a variety of ganja for export.

Mr Burke says the GGPAJ is requesting a meeting with Senator Hill to discuss some recommendations, before his visit to Canada.

Mahiri Stewart for Nationwide Radio.