US official cautions Jamaica on ganja legalisation

US not comfortable with Jamaica's push to decriminalise weed
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Thursday, January 29, 2015

The U.S. Government has signalled discomfort with Jamaica's move to decriminalise marijuana for specific uses. According to assistant secretary, William Brownfield, there is a possibility that the move could increase inflows of marijuana from Jamaica that now accounts for 80 per cent of ganja illegally smuggled into that country. Brownfield said that, while the US must be tolerant of national policies to combat the illicit trade of ganja, Jamaica must be mindful of international drug treaties to which it is a signatory. (See also: US says it welcomes discussion on drug policy)