Jamaica Decriminalizes Marijuana In Small Amounts

Jamaica's Parliament on Tuesday night gave final approval to an act decriminalizing small amounts of pot and establishing a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry.

JAMAICA:  Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island’s famed reggae music. After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. states, Jamaica’s Parliament on Tuesday Read the full article…

Jamaica Considers Marijuana Legalization And Production

The Jamaican cabinet approved bill that legalises the possession of small amounts of marijuana goes to Senate this week for approval.

JAMAICA:  The Jamaican cabinet has approved a bill that legalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana. It means that for the first time the country’s Rastafarian community, which uses the herb for religious purposes, could be able to smoke it legally. The bill also envisages a licensing authority for the cultivation, sale and distribution Read the full article…

Marijuana Train Picking Up Speed

Jamaica makes plans to retrain police to keep step with the new marijuana environment.

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 Read the full article…

Jamaica Government Announces Major Changes To Drug Laws

The Jamaican government has announced plans to radically reform the country's drug laws.

JAMAICA:  The Justice Minister Mark Golding said the cabinet was supporting a proposal to allow possession of up to two ounces (57 grams) of marijuana, known locally as “ganja.”. Mr Golding also said marijuana would be decriminalised for religious, medicinal and scientific purposes. It is expected parliament will approve the changes by September. “I wish Read the full article…

Jamaica Mulls Legal Marijuana (No, It’s Not Already Legal)

The Department of Justice announced that it would permit marijuana legalization on Indian reservations, a decision that has perplexed American Indian leaders, who say that the last thing many tribes want is more lax federal law enforcement.

JAMAICA:  This tourist mecca may soon be known as the Colorado of the Caribbean. Given the ready availability of “ganja” as the locals call it, many outsiders assume marijuana is already legal in Jamaica, but it’s not … yet. Encouraged by legalized marijuana in Colorado, Washington state and Uruguay — the first country to legalize Read the full article…

Medical Cannabis Activist Wants To Import ‘Ganja Oil’ Into Bermuda

Gordon expressed his concern that many patients are too sick to come to Jamaica, and should not be denied access.

BERMUDA:  Medical ganja activist Alan Gordon, in an open letter to Jamaica’s Health Minister copied to The Jamaica Gleaner, asked for a permit to export enough medical ganja oil extract for over 300 Bermuda cancer patients to have 18,000 large doses over a 2-3 month period. Gordon says that Bermuda’s Cabinet has previously approved import permits Read the full article…

Caribbean Leaders to Debate Marijuana Legalization

ST VINCENT: Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the region’s sluggish economy. Caricom leaders are expected to talk about the preliminary report in a two-day summit that begins Monday in St. Vincent. The report was released Friday to The Associated Read the full article…

Canada Wants Weed – Medical Ganja Company Boss Says Country Would Purchase Jamaican Marijuana

chief executive officer of Canada-based MedCannAccess, is urging Jamaica to act quickly and seize the vast economic opportunity that could come from legalising marijuana and establishing an export market for the product.

JAMAICA:  Canada is willing to purchase marijuana from Jamaica, a lucrative deal that could potentially earn billions of dollars for the country on an annual basis. Blaine Dowdle, chief executive officer of Canada-based MedCannAccess, is urging Jamaica to act quickly and seize the vast economic opportunity that could come from legalising marijuana and establishing an Read the full article…

Travel: In Jamaica, 'Ganja' Tours Are Made Available To Marijuana Fans

Washington tribes may end up establishing precedent for a thoughtful approach to establishing marijuana laws that suit the needs of the community.

JAMAICA:  Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur. Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical — and technically illegal — journeys to some of the island’s hidden Read the full article…

Travel: In Jamaica, 'Ganja' Tours Are Made Available To Marijuana Fans

Dr. Dreher found that every mother she studied saw benefits in serving their schoolchildren ganja tea, despite what their teachers or educators said.

JAMAICA:  Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur. Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical — and technically illegal — journeys to some of the island’s hidden Read the full article…