Items tagged with jamaica

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Jamaica [31.12.2019] Overview of drug policy, drug law and legislative trends in Jamaica As an island that is viewed as the mecca of cannabis culture, many are surprised ...
Ganja lobby wrong [15.05.2017] The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Jamaica has indicated that it has begun taking steps to change the schedule class of marijuana to effect amendments t...
Bob Marley, ganja and the green stuff – is selling Brand Jamaica just a pipe dream? [03.05.2017] When Bob Marley and the Wailers first performed Get Up, Stand Up to a restive 1970s Jamaica, never could they have guessed that the government would ...
Too much ‘dilly dallying’ around ganja issue, says minister [21.04.2017] As the debate over the legalisation of ganja for medical use heats up, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has thrown down ...
Cannabis Licensing Authority begins work on Alternative Development Programme [14.04.2017] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has commenced work to implement an Alternative Development Programme (ADP) to include Jamaica’s traditional fa...
Doctors want focus on benefits of ganja instead of profits [12.04.2017] The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) has slammed the focus on profits instead of studying the benefits of marijuana since its decriminalisation t...
Medical ganja’s slow journey irks foreign investor [09.04.2017] A foreign investor is expressing concern that Jamaica’s delay in establishing a medical ganja industry is providing other countries with the advantag...
Over-regulation impeding bloom of Jamaican cannabis industry [04.04.2017] Over-regulation of Jamaica’s cannabis industry is deterring farmers from entering the legal market, and impeding development - indicating why drug po...
Ganja data war - MOH backs drug watchdog in weed clash, lobbyist standing ground [28.03.2017] A standoff between the Ministry of Health minister and a lobbyist of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) has forced the National Council on Drug A...
Small ganja farmers to get help to legalise cultivation [20.03.2017] The Government of Jamaica is to undertake a programme to help small ganja farmers benefit from a legal regulated cannabis industry. The project dubbe...
Seiveright urges ganja farmers to look beyond ‘so so weed’ [19.01.2017] Delano Seiveright, a director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), says that ganja growers should look beyond farming “so so weed” in seeking t...
Chuck promises Rastas speedy approval of ganja requests [12.12.2016] Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has moved to assure members of the Rastafarian faith in Jamaica that their requests to transport ganja to be smoked as ...
Cannabis authority to grant conditional permits by year end [21.11.2016] The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) in Jamaica expects to grant conditional licences by the end of the year for the growing and processing of ganj...
The Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP) [27.10.2016] The voices of affected communities involved in the cultivation of coca leaf, opium poppy and cannabis plants are lacking in the global debate on drug...
A lot has happened and a lot has not happened [20.10.2016] At the recently concluded 6th Latin American and 1st Caribbean Conference on Drug Policy , held in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, I started a dis...
Panel: Advances towards Cannabis Regulation [04.10.2016] In spite of the prejudices and legal obstacles that persist in relation to a legal market for cannabis, it is undeniable that a strong movement towar...
American says he wants to protect Jamaica’s natural ganja [24.09.2016] Anticipating that original ganja strains are likely to become extinct after the new, legitimate ganja industry opens up in Jamaica, American business...
Caribbean urged to rethink hard stance on marijuana [22.09.2016] Chairman of the CARICOM Commission on Marijuana, Professor Wendel Abel, believes the Caribbean can benefit greatly from the decriminalisation of smal...
Overseas backers push ganja co-op for Jamaica [15.09.2016] A group of international investors is looking to partner with local interests, particularly small farmers to corner the local and export market for g...
Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1...
Jamaica proposes marijuana dispensers for tourists at airports following legalisation [29.06.2016] Jamaica is planning to install marijuana-dispensing kiosks for tourists who have a prescription for medical marijuana, in order to regulate a growing...
Thousands of Jamaicans see ganja records wiped clean [15.06.2016] Almost 4,000 Jamaicans who had criminal records for minor ganja offenses have so far been issued with clean Police certificates under the Rehabilitat...
Smoke clears on cannabis licensing regime [14.06.2016] Over a year ago Jamaica brought about reform to the legal landscape with regards to ganja through the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act the (DDA). Afte...
Jamaica targets billions in taxes from weed [28.05.2016] The Government is targeting annual revenue of US$2 billion from the ganja industry when regulations to govern the sector are finally in place. Minist...
Weed sellers worry - Ganja vendors not sure how to interpret new rules [28.05.2016] For years, one of the most open secrets was that the section of the Coronation Market ‘Grass Yard’ was the place to get ‘high-grade’ ganja in whateve...
Rethinking drug prohibition on a global scale [01.05.2016] Last month, the United Nations General Assembly met for the first time in history to reconsider international drug prohibition with an eye toward pol...
Holness Government urged to be bold and legalise ganja [25.04.2016] The director general of the National Commission on Science and Technology, Professor Errol Morrison, said that while the decriminalisation of marijua...
Jamaica dropped the mic on 4/20 and told the UN to get its act together on weed [20.04.2016] On 4/20, the unofficial holiday celebrated by marijuana enthusiasts around the world, Jamaica called for the UN to review the status of cannabis, que...
The old global consensus on the war on drugs is crumbling [09.04.2016] Once a decade, the United Nations organizes a meeting where every country in the world comes together to figure out what to do about drugs — and up t...
2015 the Year of Ganja in Jamaica [29.01.2016] The issue of ganja played very prominently in Jamaica in 2015 with some advocates trumpeting the dawn of a “new green golden kingdom”, while some opp...
14,000 fewer persons arrested on ganja charges since changes to law [25.01.2016] National Security Minister Peter Bunting says the police have arrested 14,000 fewer persons for possession of marijuana. The announcement comes month...
Canadian investors show interest in local ganja [12.01.2016] Following the lead of several US states in holding referendums which have been supportive of reducing the legal restraints on the use of the drug, Ja...
Govt urged to secure share of international ganja market [15.11.2015] President of the Westmoreland Hemp and Ganja Farmers Association Ras Iyah is urging the Government of Jamaica to "align" with other countries to secu...
Government awards third ganja research licence [26.10.2015] Canadian nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), which has operations in Jamaica, is the first private entity t...
Ganja ready for the big times [17.09.2015] Going by the announcement by Canada-based Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), Jamaica stands to benefit from a US$100-million deal to develop medical...
Ganja growers warned: GET 'LEGIT' TO GET IN IT! [22.08.2015] Local ganja growers, particularly small farmers, in Jamaica are being urged to enter the formal market to benefit from the decriminalising of the pro...
The tragedy of the ganja policy [08.08.2015] The amendment of the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015 in February has laid the foundation for the development of the policy framework governing a ganja indus...
None but ourselves can 'free' the weed [04.07.2015] Traditional small ganja farmers in Jamaica, accustomed to clandestinely working their fields, will now have to adhere to strict regulations in order ...
Cultivating alternatives: Towards a regional cannabis model [14.06.2015] The decriminalization and regulation of cannabis has been occurring in many jurisdictions in the United States – but also closer to home and more sig...
Companies urged to review drug testing policies to fit with ganja reform [08.06.2015] Justice Minister Mark Golding is advising employers to review their drug-testing policies to fall in line with the new regulations that now govern th...
Ganja is our 'life blood' – western farmers [01.06.2015] With Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell stating that Jamaica plans to become a world leader in exploiting the economic ...
Ganja law needs police support, says Golding [30.05.2015] Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding, says that the success of recent changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act, accommodating decriminalising possessio...
Jamaica hoping to be world leader in medical marijuana [15.05.2015] The Government intends to make Jamaica a world leader on the medical uses of marijuana. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Pa...
Revised ganja law fundamental and far reaching — Bunting [10.05.2015] National Security Minister Bunting says amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, resulting in decriminalisation of specified quantities of ganja, are "...
Minister Golding addresses UN Debate on international drug policy [07.05.2015] Senator Mark Golding, minister of justice, participated in a plenary session with several UN member states at the United Nations in a High Level Them...
BSJ developing plan to ensure Jamaica's ganja is protected [02.05.2015] The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ), which was mandated to design a regulatory plan for the decriminalised ganja industry, has developed a 17-step ...
Caribbean Drug Policy Dialogue 2015 San Juan (Puerto Rico) [24.04.2015] Focusing on the Caribbean region, the thirteenth Informal Drug Policy Dialogue in Latin America, was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 23-25 April ...
US president cautions against hopes of ganja legalisation [10.04.2015] President Barack Obama cautioned persons who have hopes of marijuana being legalised, as he explained the difference between legalisation and decrimi...
Canadian company to tap into Jamaica for medicinal cannabis supply [04.04.2015] A Canadian company is seeking to tap into the Jamaican market for the supply of dried marijuana to the medicinal marijuana industry in Canada. Market...
Governor General gives assent, 'Ganja law' now in effect [30.03.2015] 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 ganj...

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