The promoters of Rastafari Roots Fest 2017, Jamaica’s premier non-alcoholic, Cannabis Event, which is scheduled to be staged December 15-17, 2017 ,at Long Bay Beach Park, located in the world famous resort town of Negril ,Westmoreland ,have collaborated with Oaksterdam University, a marijuana educational institute, based in the U.S.A, in the objective of providing its patrons with valuable information on the many different aspects of the now buzzing local and international cannabis industry. Oaksterdam University, an accredited institution, will be on hand to conduct seminars and practical live demonstrations in relation to cultivating the marijuana herb, from Seed Germination to Harvest, Research, Bi-products development, Legalization and Export, to name a few. In addition , there will be discussions on the technological and scientific cultivation advancements which are now mandatory protocols for medical marijuana cultivation internationally, such as “pesticide and fertilizer” free cultivation. These seminars and lectures will be delivered during the three day staging of Rastafari Roots Fest 2017,as the gates will be open from 12noon daily.
With the “marijuana awakening” now sweeping the international mainstream medical industry, coupled with the relaxation of the Jamaican marijuana legislations , as well as in other parts of the world, in more recent times, the possibility of international trade is now being realized, and as such thousands of local and international seasoned and aspiring cannabis based entrepreneurs of varying capacities, and the curious at heart, are expected to descend in their numbers upon the shores of Long Bay Beach, to capitalize on the potential business opportunities that have now become available within the cannabis industry.
It is a fact, this ,validated by countless research and controlled studies, that cannabis, is a safer , more potent alternative to many of the synthetic medications that are in existence today. As such marijuana cultivation has become a multibillion dollar industry spanning the globe, as cannabis can be used to treat a host of physical ailments, and mental disorders, to include Cancer, HIV, Epilepsy, Depression,Post Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD), Alzheimer’s, Autism and a host of other ailments. However there now exists stringent international regulations that must be adhered to by anyone that wishes to engage in the cannabis trade, as well as scientific and technological advancements, many of which are foreign to many Indigenous traditional ganja farmers, and as such, becoming educated on the current developments of the cannabis industry is vital to ensure one’s international competitiveness. The promoters, Rastafari In Inity, noted that It was especially important to have this feature at this years Roots Fest, as they are many Jamaican traditional grassroots ganja farmers that do need these seminars, to ensure that they can engage viable and feasibly in the emerging cannabis industry locally, and not become mere workers and suppliers of the herb for the big marijuana license holders.
In addition to the Seminars and Lectures, countless organic and natural product developers and entrepreneurs will be exhibiting their commodities, crafts, jewels, and wears. Representatives from the Jamaican Business Development Sector, will also be present to offer their consultative services for anyone who is desirous of getting sound business development advice. These activities, will run concurrent to the other facets of Rastafari Roots Fest, such as the Yoga and Meditation booths, for the persons seeking spiritual enlightenment, and live demonstration on Ital Cuisine, natural wines and roots beverages, and other organic products for consumption. The highly anticipated Ganja Cup 2017, is also scheduled to take place and will see the top marijuana growers and bi-products producers, receiving awards In varying categories. All this will culminate nightly with live roots rock reggae concert in the evenings, with top international reggae acts such as Capleton, Iba Mahr, Kabaka Pyramid, Jah Mason, Leroy Sibbles, and many others.