Cannabis Cup set for December 9 - 11; permit to free up in May

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cannabis-cup-2016.jpgThe Jamaica World Cannabis Cup 2016 festival will run from December 9 to 11 in Negri, according to one of the organisers, Ras Iyah V.

The group expect to receive their drug permit by next week giving them more time to expand the festival set for its second year.

Officially entitled Rastafari Roozfest Hosts High Times Cannabis Cup, the festival last November featured over 80 booths with ganja promotions or roots items.

Iyah V indicated that the festival will still run in collaboration with respected US-based magazine, High Times.

The festival was described as the largest of its kind in the island. It featured nightly stage shows and was visited by political heads including then Minister of Justice, Mark Golding.

ganja-licence.jpgGanja farmer Junior Gordon copped the most top awards at the 2015 Jamaica World Cannabis Cup. Other top winners included Juna Johnson for his Sativa flower entry entitled Orange Hill Lemon. Skinny & Andrew Williams received top prize in the indoor category for True OG.

The prizes were the culmination of the festival which featured over 30 Jamaican farmers and co-ops aimed to place in four ganja categories.

The local farmers entered in the hash, indoor, indica flowers and sativa flowers categories. The largest entries were from co-ops including the St Bess Ganja Growers (St Bess Growers), St Thomas Ganja Farmers Association (St Thomas Growers); and St Ann Botanical & Agro Processing Co-op (St Ann Botanical) and the Accompong Maroons.