Jamaica is operating low on ganja.

Heavy rains adopted by an prolonged drought, a rise in native consumption and a drop within the variety of marijuana farmers have brought on a scarcity within the island’s famed however largely unlawful market that specialists say is the worst they’ve seen.

“It’s a cultural embarrassment,” mentioned Triston Thompson, chief alternative explorer for Tacaya, a consulting and brokerage agency for the nation’s nascent authorized hashish trade.

Jamaica, which foreigners have lengthy related to pot, reggae and Rastafarians, approved a regulated medical marijuana trade and decriminalized small quantities of weed in 2015.

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