In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

Freedom to use marijuana for religious worship is one of various amendments to Jamaica’s Dangerous Drugs Act
The Washington Post (US)
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jamaica is known internationally for its marijuana, where its use is culturally entrenched despite being legally banned for 100 years. Previous moves to decriminalize the drug failed to advance because officials feared they would violate international treaties and bring sanctions from Washington. With a number of U.S. states relaxing their marijuana laws Jamaica is rethinking its position. Jamaica’s Cabinet has approved a plan to decriminalize marijuana, including for religious purposes, and legislators are expected to authorize it before the end of the year.