Jamaicans love marijuana so much they have a festival just for it
How much does Jamaican’s loves marijuana and is their “weed” as good as they say and sing about it?
For the first time in its 12 year history, the Stepping High Festival is publicly announcing its exhibition of fine herbs and celebration of the farmers across the island who produce one of Jamaica’s most valuable assets. Invitation is extended to all to attend this one-of-a-kind ganja competition displaying the rich variety of Jamaica’s natural strains.
While Rastafarians have been edifying worldwide the benefits of the sacramental herb, and reggae artists have carried the plants liberation message to the Four Corners, ganja remains illegal in its global “homeland.”
Ganja grows on an estimated 37,066 acres across the island, Jamaica is the premiere Caribbean supplier of marijuana to the US, yet ironically the US is progressively ahead of Jamaica in legalization. Twenty seven states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana or decriminalized marijuana possession–or both, signaling a clarion call affirming the peoples choice.