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  1. None but ourselves can 'free' the weed

    Vicki Hanson
    04 Julio 2015
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    Traditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order to supply research institutions that have been granted licences.

  2. Companies urged to review drug testing policies to fit with ganja reform

    08 Junio 2015
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    Justice Minister Mark Golding is advising employers to review their drug-testing policies to fall in line with the new regulations that now govern the use of ganja in Jamaica.

  3. Ganja law needs police support, says Golding

    30 Mayo 2015
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    Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding, says that the success of recent changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act, accommodating decriminalising possession of small amounts of ganja in Jamaica, will rely on the judgment and discretion of the police.

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    La despenalización del cannabis comienza a aliviar las tensiones en Jamaica

    10 Mayo 2015
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    La despenalización de la posesión de pequeñas cantidades de marihuana en Jamaica desde mediados de abril se ha traducido en una caída del número de detenciones, según el ministro de Seguridad Nacional de Jamaica, Peter Bunting. En un comunicado, Bunting indicó que por décadas la posesión de ganja, término acuñado por los rastafaris para la planta, había causado "fricción" entre la policía y los residentes.

  5. Revised ganja law fundamental and far reaching — Bunting

    10 Mayo 2015
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    National Security Minister Bunting says amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, resulting in decriminalisation of specified quantities of ganja, are "most fundamental and far-reaching".

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    Mirada jamaiquina a despenalización de la marihuana

    27 Abril 2015

    Mark GoldingLa des­pe­na­li­za­ción de la ma­rihua­na, pro­pues­ta que ha ge­ne­ra­do po­lé­mi­ca en la Is­la, fue uno de los te­mas dis­cu­ti­dos du­ran­te el Diá­lo­go In­for­mal so­bre Po­lí­ti­ca de Dro­gas que tu­vo lu­gar en el Vie­jo San Juan y al que asis­tie­ron re­pre­sen­tan­tes de una do­ce­na de paí­ses de Amé­ri­ca.

  7. US president cautions against hopes of ganja legalisation

    10 Abril 2015
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    President Barack Obama cautioned persons who have hopes of marijuana being legalised, as he explained the difference between legalisation and decriminalisation.

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    Entra en vigor la despenalización de la marihuana en Jamaica

    31 Marzo 2015
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    El gobernador general de Jamaica, Patrick Allen, ratificó la enmienda de ley que despenaliza el consumo de marihuana con fines medicinales y religiosos, con lo que ha entrado en vigor. El Parlamento de Jamaica aprobó a finales de febrero la enmienda a la Ley de Drogas Peligrosas de 1948. Los cambios legislativos estipulan que ya no será delito consumir marihuana en pequeñas cantidades ni portar un máximo de 56 gramos de "ganja", término acuñado por los rastafaris para referirse a la marihuana, aunque la persona que la lleve será multada por una falta administrativa.

  9. Governor General gives assent, 'Ganja law' now in effect

    30 Marzo 2015
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    Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has given his assent to the Bill amending the Dangerous Drugs Act, making possession of two or less ounces of ganja a ticketable offence.

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    Jamaica busca liderar debate mundial sobre despenalización de marihuana

    19 Marzo 2015
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    Jamaica, que recientemente despenalizó el consumo de marihuana para propósitos medicinales y terapéuticos, se propone ahora liderar la discusión a nivel internacional sobre este asunto. "Jamaica tiene la intención de participar y liderar, si es necesario, el proceso en las Naciones Unidas para que los tratados internacionales sean enmendados", expresó el ministro de Industria, Anthony Hylton.

  11. Ganja decriminalisation: Three the hard way

    02 Marzo 2015
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    February 24, 2015 was an especially emotional day for three of the stalwarts who have fought for the decriminalisation of ganja.

  12. Lowe wants public sector cooperation on ganja

    28 Febrero 2015
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    Executive Chairman of Medicanja, Dr Henry Lowe, is urging a spirit of cooperation between government ministries and agencies involved in the development of Jamaica's ganja industry, following the passage of the Decriminalisation Bill.

  13. Caribbean leaders form marijuana commission

    26 Febrero 2015
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    Just days after Jamaica became the first Caribbean nation to decriminalize small portions of pot, leaders of the Caribbean Community agreed on the composition of a commission to examine marijuana legalization throughout their 15-member regional bloc.

  14. Ganja law passed but awaits regulations

    25 Febrero 2015
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    The law effectively clears the way for the decriminalisation of two ounces of marijuana, making possession a ticketable offence. Under the amended law, the Rastafarian community will have the opportunity to use ganja as part of its religious sacrament.

  15. St Lucia Cannabis Movement commends Jamaica for passing 'Ganja Bill'

    25 Febrero 2015
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    Chairman of the Cannabis Movement of St Lucia, Andre De Caires, has welcomed Jamaica's decision to give the green light to the so-called Ganja Bill, but chided authorities in St Lucia for dragging their feet on the issue.

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    El Parlamento de Jamaica despenaliza la marihuana

    25 Febrero 2015
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    ganja-rasta-smokingLa Cámara de Representantes de Jamaica ha aprobado una enmienda a la Ley de Drogas Peligrosas de 1948 que despenaliza el consumo de marihuana con fines medicinales y religiosos. Los cambios legislativos estipulan que ya no será delito consumir marihuana en pequeñas cantidades ni portar un máximo de dos onzas (56 gramos) de "ganja", término acuñado por los rastafaris para referirse a la marihuana, aunque la persona será multada con una falta administrativa.

  17. Ganja law gets green light

    24 Febrero 2015
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    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.

  18. 'Misperception is very dangerous'

    16 Febrero 2015
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    Executive director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Michael Tucker, has warned that the misinformation circulating among Jamaicans about marijuana could be dangerous.

  19. Senate passes ganja law

    06 Febrero 2015
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    The Senate debated for nearly five hours about the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015, which was later passed with five amendments.

  20. Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry

    31 Enero 2015
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    Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the persons who currently supply the raw material. The challe

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