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Jamaica Legalize Ganja For Personal And Medicinal Use

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Marijuana will no longer be illegal in Jamaica if the government is serious about their plans to decriminalize the drug.

For over a century ganja has been illegal in Jamaica but that will be a thing of the past. Jamaica’s Justice Minister, Mark Golding, says that the cabinet will change the law to allow up to 2 ounces (57 grams marijuana for personal use.

Jamaicans and tourist will also be allowed to possess marijuana for medical, scientific and religious use. Ganja possession is a petty offense in Jamaica and offenders are usually fined and carry a criminal record.

“I wish to stress that the proposed changes to the law are not intended to promote or give a stamp of approval to the use of ganja for recreational purposes,” Golding said. “The objective is to provide a more enlightened approach to dealing with possession of small quantities.”

The decriminalization of ganja in Jamaica is a major victory for the Rastafarian community who has been lobbying for years for the government to change the law.

The government hopes that the changes to the law will attract more tourist to the island.

 
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  • Yardie

    About that time Jamaica fi legalize the weed and make tourist come get the best weed on the planet. Legalize it

  • Brian Kelly B Bizzle

    Don’t be fooled by “decriminalization” because citizens are still going to be treated like common criminals for marijuana under it. This is what Kevin Sabet wants.

    Citizens will STILL be forced to the dangerous black market and a shady illegal street drug dealer to purchase their marijuana. Getting caught buying it is STILL a crime they will arrest and jail you for. Then, they will also FORCE you to mandatory rehab, and if you don’t comply, guess what? JAILTIME!

    No thanks!

    Also, we will still be wasting our tax dollars sending police around to ticket marijuana users and wasting police manpower and resources.

    Instead of allowing our police the time, manpower and resources to protect us all from real, dangerous criminals who actually commit crimes with victims and pose a real threat to society.

    Why else do you think they are so EAGER to “decriminalize”, instead of LEGALIZE?

    Don’t Let’em Fool You!!!

    DEMAND FULL MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION NATIONWIDE!

    • salena

      Just be prepared for major food shortages if this goes nationwide.

    • AndrĂ© Pato

      In Portugal all drugs were “decriminalized” in 2000 ! Even tough they still force you to go to the black market (that is the major problem for me), a police man wont arrest you if you’re smoking or if you have less than a quantity under your possession. I think that’s better than go to jail just because a small bag of herbs

      Bigger quantities are considered crime

      Jamaica could profit so much with legalization !!

  • Brian Kelly B Bizzle

    If you can’t purchase it legally, then it isn’t legal.

    If you have to fear a monetary fine/ticket which if you don’t pay and/or show up in court to handle, you then become a criminal with a warrant out for your arrest, and when convicted (yes convicted, as in crime.) you will then be forced into free manual labor and/or forced drug rehabilitation to be used as another statistic prohibitionists love to flaunt about supposed “marijuana addicts”, then….No, it’s not legal!

    This will not suffice! Getting caught purchasing marijuana is still considered a serious “drug deal” and you will be prosecuted for it!

  • Howyou Mean

    big up J A im proud of you