Ganja law gets green light
The much anticipated amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act, often referred to as the ganja law, has been passed in the House of Representatives of Jamaica.
The Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, defended the bill. The act will decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical cannabis industry on the island. Possession of two ounces or less of marijuana will be a non-arrestable, ticketable offence, that attracts no criminal record.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)