420 with CNW — Weather Vagaries Trigger Medical Marijuana Shortages in Jamaica

February 10, 2021 04:25:49

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…


Back in North America, Canada-based Pac Roots Cannabis Corp. (CSE: PACR) (OTCQB: PACRF) has set its sights on leveraging genetics in a bid to produce the best marijuana products and strains available on the market.

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