Ganja law gets green light

Lawmakers pass anticipated legislation that reduces possession of small quantities to a petty offence and paves way for medical cannabis industry
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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. The Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting, defended the bill. The act will decriminalise small amounts of marijuana and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical cannabis industry on the island. Possession of two ounces or less of marijuana will be a non-arrestable, ticketable offence, that attracts no criminal record.