Accompong Town Colonel blasts CLA fencing rules for ganja farms

Colonel of the Accompong Town Maroons, Fearon Williams says there is no need for the erection of eight feet high perimeter fences around ganja farms in the sovereign community as stipulated by the Cannabis Licensing Authority’s (CLA) for Tier 2 and Tier 3 licenced cannabis farmers.

The leader of the Accompong Town Maroons in St Elizabeth noted that his community does not harbour criminals, therefore high perimeter fencing is just a waste of spending.

“When it comes to fencing in Accompong why would we be fencing eight feet, six feet high, to keep out who? Nobody. We do not steal from ourselves. We have been doing this (ganja cultivation) for years, why just now?” Williams asked.

“And in Accompong we don’t harbour criminals. No it’s a no, no. And before you can come and really live you have to be checked out to see that you are really a genuine person, who is not a “fingersmith”. We work, we don’t beg, we don’t steal. We would rather have our fields open.”

From left to right: Ganja advocate Ras Iyah V, Colonel of the Accompong Town Maroons, Fearon Williams, Jay Michaels, co-founder of Norcal Seeds and Genetics and Edward Wray, director of Rastafari Indigenous Village. (Photo: Marlon Reid)

The Accompong Town Colonel was a part of a panel discussion at the CanEx conference held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre last Friday.

A tripartite agreement was signed on July 8 to implement a cannabis pilot programme in Accompong St Elizabeth, under the Cannabis Licensing Authority’s (CLA) Alternative Development Project. (Read Full Article)

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