Ganja laws: The Government's case for reform

A lightly edited version of Justice Minister Mark Golding's statement on reforms to the laws relating to ganja
14 Junio 2014
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On June 2, Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These relate to the possession of small quantities for personal use, the smoking of ganja in private places and the use of ganja for medical/medicinal purposes. Approval has been given also to a proposal for the decriminalisation of the use of ganja for religious purposes. The decriminalisation of ganja in Jamaica has been the subject of considerable study and recommendations over the years. A 1977 Joint Select Committee of Parliament which reviewed ganja use and legislation, stopped short of recommending its legalisation. (See also: Clear up inconsistencies in the proposed ganja reform)

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)