Marijuana Train Picking Up Speed

JAMAICA:  Member of Parliament (MP) Raymond Pryce has called for immediate steps to suspend the “slash and burn” policy by cops, to ensure ganja seeds remain for the coming medical marijuana industry.

Pryce, who spearheaded the decriminalisation campaign in the House and saw his efforts bear fruit last week, also called for the immediate retraining of law enforcement officers to keep step with the new environment.

The MP also wants his colleagues to move right away to expunge the records of Jamaicans convicted for using a spliff, or ganja cigarette.

Last week, Justice Minister Mark Golding announced Cabinet had taken the historic step of giving the green light for legislation approving the use of small quantities of ganja, which will essentially decriminalise the weed.

 

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