The international market for marijuana is booming. It’s set to reach $50 billion within a decade. And after spending millions to crack down on the drug, Jamaica’s government has decided it wants to cash in.

Most of the time farmers are proud of their crops and are happy to talk about them. But ask a certain kind of farmer what they grow and they might seem a little evasive.

“I farm goats and cows and cabbage in the bush,” says Baxter, a middle-aged farmer in Jamaica.

Inquire further and he starts to laugh.

Baxter isn’t his real name. He doesn’t want to use it because one of his biggest crops is marijuana.

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Sally Herships ~ PRI/USA Today via 420Intel.com ~

 

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