US president cautions against hopes of ganja legalisation
President Barack Obama cautioned persons who have hopes of marijuana being legalised, as he explained the difference between legalisation and decriminalisation.
"We had some discussion with Caricom countries about this. I know ... that a lot of folks think that if we just legalise marijuana then it will reduce the money flowing into the transnational drug trade, [bringing in] more revenues and jobs created," Obama said. He expressed reservation about the methods that some countries continued to use in their war on drugs with a lot of emphasis being placed on incarceration.
Friday, April 10, 2015
The Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)