The cultivation of cannabis for medicinal use has started in Accompong, St. Elizabeth.
This follows the recent signing of a tripartite agreement under the Alternative Development Project.
The project is being implemented to transition cannabis farmers from an illicit framework to a regulated environment.
Under the tripartite agreement, the Accompong Town Maroons, Timeless Herbal Care and the Cannabis Licensing Authority are working to ascertain best practices for cultivation and processing of cannabis for medicinal use.
The project aims to promote sustainable development and poverty eradication.
It is also geared towards ensuring that the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act of 2015 is enforced through the protection of the human rights for all citizens including traditional ganja farmers.