Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Let's Talk: Reparations for ganja persecution?

From left to right: Tourism strategist Delano Seiveright, Ganja advocate Ras Iyah V, Floyd Green, State minister in the ministry of industry, commerce and agriculture, and Rastafarian advocate  Barbara Blake Hannah at CanEx in Montego Bay. (Photo: Marlon Reid)

From left to right: Tourism strategist Delano Seiveright, Ganja advocate Ras Iyah V, Floyd Green, State minister in the ministry of industry, commerce and agriculture, and Rastafarian advocate Barbara Blake Hannah at CanEx in Montego Bay. (Photo: Marlon Reid)

The Jamaican Government in 2015 signed an order for automatic expungement for certain levels of ganja-related offences.

But a Westmoreland-based ganja advocate, Ras Iyah V, reckons that the automatic expungement is not enough.

He is calling for individuals who have served time for ganja-related offences to be paid reparations.

Loop News reached out to a few advocates, politicians and musicians at the recent staging of the CanEx Business Conference and Expo in Montego Bay, St James, to get their views on Ras Iyah V’s perspective.

Here’s what they had to say.

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