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Rytical Song Streaming Surge As Trial For Illegal Gun Starts Today

Rytikal’s gun case kicks off today and the resulting publicity is helping to drive fans to stream his music. Dancehall deejay Rytikal is not letting his legal troubles stop him from producing good music. The Dancehall artist is enjoying the success of his latest single, “Smoke my Troubles Away.” He is expected in court today to face gun charges stemming from a police search in Eight Miles, Bull Bay, St Andrew on March 28. He was granted $1 million(JMD) bail when he appeared in the Gun Court on illegal possession of firearm and ammunition charges. Rytikal’s manager, Shay Newman, spoke with the STAR about the entertainer’s new song and how he’s been holding up since the charges. The song paid homage to marijuana use and was aptly released on April 20 or 4/...

MP Lisa Hanna Bats For Ganja Lab And Gets Support From Entertainers

Jamaica announced that it would authorize a regulated medical marijuana industry and decriminalize small amounts of weed in 2015, but they are yet to cash in significantly like other countries in the world. In the US, where a similar approach was taken in multiple states, Forbes Magazine reported that the marijuana industry had raked in US$17.5 billion in 2020, which represented a 46% increase from 2019. Jamaica’s industry hasn’t scratched the financial surface like this. Just two months ago, Jamaica faced a shortage of the herb due to an increase in local consumption and a drop in the number of marijuana farmers. She added that the island faced heavy rains, which were followed by a drought. Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna may have come up with a solution to help aid the indust...