Tag: Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers’ Association


Watch This: Mike from Smokers Guide Canada talks with CanEx Jamaica Speaker Ras Iyah V

Mike from Smokers Guide Canada talks with Ras Iyah V, President of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers’ Association and organizer of Rasta Rootzfest.

Who is Ras Iyah V?

Verald Vassell more popularly known as Ras Iyah V, a Rastafarian for over fifty (50) years is highly considered a Ganja Advocate and defender of Human Rights in Jamaica. He is currently the Chair of the Westmoreland Ganja Farmers Association. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cannabis Licensing Authority , Co-Chair of the Rastafari Nyabinghi Administrative Council, Former Chair and founding member of the National Coalition of Grassroot Ganja Farmers and Producers Association, as well as a Former Chair of the Rastafari Coral Gardens Committee. In 2016 Ras Iyah V was invited to the United Nation General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) where he addressed three (3) different sessions of the UN.  Ras Iyah V is the founder of Rastafar i RootzFest Jamaica’s first Ganja exempt event under the Dangerous Drugs Act Amendment 2015.