Items tagged with jamaica

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Ganja law passed but awaits regulations [25.02.2015] The law effectively clears the way for the decriminalisation of two ounces of marijuana, making possession a ticketable offence. Under the amended la ...
St Lucia Cannabis Movement commends Jamaica for passing 'Ganja Bill' [25.02.2015] Chairman of the Cannabis Movement of St Lucia, Andre De Caires, has welcomed Jamaica's decision to give the green light to the so-called Ganja Bill, ...
Ganja law gets green light [24.02.2015] 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 Jam ...
'Misperception is very dangerous' [16.02.2015] Executive director of the National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA), Michael Tucker, has warned that the misinformation circulating among Jamaicans about ...
Senate passes ganja law [06.02.2015] The Senate debated for nearly five hours about the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015, which was later passed with five amendments. The legislatio ...
Ganja interests wary of internal business rivalry [31.01.2015] Despite strong ministerial and legislative signals, segments of the marijuana lobby are unsure that sufficient protections will be afforded to the pe ...
US official cautions Jamaica on ganja legalisation [29.01.2015] The U.S. Government has signalled discomfort with Jamaica's move to decriminalise marijuana for specific uses. According to assistant secretary, Will ...
Pro-ganja lobby endorses changes on eve of Senate debate [28.01.2015] Professor Archibald McDonald called on the Jamaican Government to continue with the reforms and disregard apparent threats from US Government officia ...
Jamaica poised to relax cannabis laws [22.01.2015] The cabinet has approved a bill that would decriminalise possession of small amounts of cannabis and pave the way for a legal medical marijuana indus ...
US vote refuels ganja debate [06.11.2014] The local pro-ganja lobby in Jamaica is welcoming the vote for the legalisation of ganja in the American states of Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC. ...
Cabinet approves changes to ganja law [30.09.2014] Accepting that aspects of the Dangerous Drugs Act prohibit Jamaica from enjoying the economic benefits of medical marijuana and industrial hemp, the ...
Law to be amended to facilitate medical ganja industry [29.09.2014] The Government of Jamaica has drafted legislation to amend the Dangerous Drugs Act as it moves to establish medical ganja and industrial hemp industr ...
In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization [12.09.2014] Jamaica is known internationally for its marijuana, where its use is culturally entrenched despite being legally banned for 100 years. Previous moves ...
Nonsense to arrest for a spliff [11.08.2014] The attorney general, Patrick Atkinson, must move with dispatch to determine, as the justice minister, Mark Golding, suggests, whether the police can ...
Ganja growers demand amnesty on weed arrests [09.08.2014] A call has been made for the government to declare an amnesty on all arrests for the possession of under one pound of marijuana. The plea from the Ga ...
Caricom creates commission to study legalization of medical marijuana [02.07.2014] The Caribbean trade bloc Caricom has created a commission to study whether the region's roughly 15 million people should be allowed to use medical ma ...
Golding tables ganja Bill in Senate [28.06.2014] Minister of Justice, Senator Mark Golding, tabled the much-anticipated Bill proposing the automatic expungement of convictions for certain minor ganj ...
A half-smoked joint [27.06.2014] Decriminalisation is only half the answer. As long as supplying drugs remains illegal, the business will remain a criminal monopoly. Jamaica’s gangst ...
CARICOM did not consult us on ganja law reform - US [25.06.2014] William Brownfield, assistant secretary at the US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, has charged that Jamaica and other C ...
The difference between legalisation and decriminalisation [17.06.2014] The war on cannabis seems to be slowly burning out. On June 12th Jamaica announced that it plans to decriminalise possession of small amounts of the ...
Jamaica anticipates a marijuana rush as decriminalisation looms – but is it too late? [15.06.2014] Possession of a mere handful of marijuana has for decades clogged Jamaican courts with petty cases and distracted an undermanned police force from ta ...
Ganja laws: The Government's case for reform [14.06.2014] On June 2, Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These relate to the possession of small quantities for personal use, the sm ...
Jamaica set to decriminalise marijuana for personal use [12.06.2014] In Jamaica, plans are in the making for the decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of marijuana. "Cabinet approved certain changes to the l ...
Cabinet approves proposal to decriminalise small amounts of ganja [12.06.2014] The Jamaican government has approved proposed amendments to the law that will decriminalise the possession of small amounts of ganja. Justice Ministe ...
Ganja advocates demand gov't develops 12-point plan for the industry [24.05.2014] At the first Cannabis Conference held at the University of the West Indies, stakeholders have called for the criminal records of persons convicted fo ...
Caribbean countries consider loosening marijuana laws [28.03.2014] In Saint Vincent and across the Caribbean, marijuana is illegal, yet it is widely used, freely sold and openly puffed. It’s evidence of the shifting ...
Jamaica's marijuana growers split on legalisation [13.03.2014] In Jamaica, marijuana, or ganja, as it is more commonly known on the Caribbean island, is used in religious ceremonies by Rastafarians and as a herba ...
Caricom leaders to debate marijuana legalization [07.03.2014] Researchers with a Caribbean trade bloc have found that decriminalizing marijuana and exploring its use for medicinal purposes could help boost the r ...
Jamaica to decriminalise ganja by year end - gov't official [22.02.2014] Jamaica is to decriminalise ganja by year end as the government moves to capitalise on the booming marijuana trade internationally, said Science and ...
Why is Raymond Pryce so high on ganja? [27.01.2014] Raymond Pryce, the North East St Elizabeth member of parliament, is not only a lobbyist for decriminalisation /legalisation of ganja. He plans to opt ...
Local medical marijuana firm to open next week [30.11.2013] History is expected to be created next week when Jamaica's first medical marijuana company, which is intended to be instrumental in extracting the me ...
Most Jamaicans support ganja decriminalisation - study [27.11.2013] A recent study has found that a majority of Jamaica’s population may be in support of relaxing the laws prohibiting the use of marijuana. The study, ...
Follow Colorado on ganja [07.11.2013] The sky hasn't fallen in either Colorado, Washington State or anywhere over the United States. And it won't in Jamaica. It is high time, therefore, t ...
Gov't actively looking into reforming ganja law [27.10.2013] Justice Minister Mark Golding has said consideration is being given to reforming the law relating to ganja in Jamaica to allow its use, but within ce ...
Weed: Decriminalise to stabilise [26.10.2013] Jamaica's current volatile security environment and its economic malaise are reasons enough to seriously consider joining their Latin American counte ...
Justify the weed - Justice minister to make constitutional case for revising ganja law [26.10.2013] With Jamaica's Ministry of Justice positioning itself to seek approval from Cabinet for the decriminalisation of marijuana, the justice minister Mark ...
Lawmakers give nod to decriminalisation of ganja [08.10.2013] Lawmakers in Jamaica gave the nod to Raymond Pryce's motion calling for the decriminalisation of ganja following two weeks of debate which saw member ...
Cabinet to consider changes to ganja laws [06.10.2013] Justice Minister Mark Golding says international events and changes in the United States - the chief opponent of Jamaica's decriminalisation efforts ...
Jamaica lawmakers debate pot decriminalization [23.09.2013] Lawmakers in Jamaica debated a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use by adults, where many islander ...
Gutless governments [31.08.2013] Successive administrations are being accused of spinelessness in the pursuit of any venture aimed at legitimately utilising marijuana products in hea ...
Shame, classism still define ganja smoking [31.08.2013] Advocates for the decriminalisation at a recent Gleaner Editors' Forum said it was unfortunate that the image of ganja users has remained the same fo ...
Ganja legalisation gaining traction [05.08.2013] The world is watching, with keen eyes, as legislators in Montevideo inch ever so close to making Uruguay the first country ever to legalise the produ ...
Legalise ganja to treat HIV, cancer, doctors tell gov't [22.12.2012] Marcus Day of the Caribbean Drug and Alcohol Research Institute believes the time has come for regional governments to legalise marijuana to countera ...
Is the war on drugs in the Caribbean going up in smoke? [26.07.2012] With the decimation of St Lucia’s banana industry due to the collapse of preferential trade agreements with Europe, land which was once used to culti ...
Jamaica panel to review pot decriminalization [13.04.2011] Top government officials will review recommendations to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal and religious use in Jama ...
Crack Heads and Roots Daughters [01.01.2002] An ethnographic study of women and drug use in inner city neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica, revealed that cannabis is commonly used in conjunction ...

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