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Old Jun 13th, 2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Jamaica to Decriminalize Weed

http://time.com/2869958/jamaica-to-decriminalize-weed/

Jamaica to Decriminalize Weed
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Smoking ganja could be a minor infraction in the ganja-growing nation by the end of the summer

Possession of marijuana is soon to be decriminalized in Jamaica, where the plant has remained banned despite being grown widely across the island.

“Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja,” Minister of Justice Mark Golding said in a news conference Thursday. “These relate to possession of small quantities of ganja for personal use, the smoking of ganja in private places and the use of ganja for medical-medicinal purposes.”

Under the amended law, set to be formally changed this summer, possession of pot will be punishable by a small fine. Failure to pay will result in community service.

“Too many of our young people have ended up with criminal convictions after being caught with a ‘spliff,’ something that has affected their ability to do things like get jobs and get visas to travel overseas,” Golding said. Criminal records for people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana will be expunged, Reuters reports.

Jamaica joins the list of countries, including, in varying degrees, Uruguay, Portugal, and parts of the United States, where drug laws are being softened as policymakers move away from the harsh punishments of the past that many feel have failed to stem pot use.
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Old Jun 13th, 2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: Jamaica to Decriminalize Weed

That'll be nice, you'll finally be able so score some weed in Jamaica.
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That'll be nice, you'll finally be able to score some weed in Jamaica.
Yes. I understand that it's almost impossible to find it there now.
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Old Jun 13th, 2014, 03:29 PM   #5
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Re: Jamaica to Decriminalize Weed

People think this is funny. It isn't. Clearly the posters so far have no idea of the brutality many Jamaicans have suffered at the hands of the police for having weed. That skit on Sean Paul's first album is funny but also SOP.

An article from 2013:

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Head of the Constabulary Communication Network, Deputy Superintendent of Police Steve Brown, has expressed grave concern over the number of people who are acquiring criminal records due to them possessing marijuana.

Statistics that were compiled by the Criminal Records Office of the Jamaica Constabulary Force for the period January- July 2013, showed that a total of 6,150 Jamaicans were convicted in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court and were sentenced to serve a total of 1.254 years and/or fines amounting to $37.5 million.

The analysis of the figures from the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court revealed that 71 per cent were convicted for drug-related offences.

"A number of these persons are convicted for drug-related offences like the smoking and possession of ganja. That is why we are encouraging people to stay away from certain environments and activities," Brown told The Gleaner.

"When somebody smokes ganja, they often see it as something simple, but if that person gets a conviction then it will impact them negatively as a criminal record affects even their ability to get employed," he added.
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Re: Jamaica to Decriminalize Weed

Who told you this....one of your friends?
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Re: Jamaica to Decriminalize Weed

Okay, cute. Now decriminalize same-sex sexual activity.
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People think this is funny. It isn't. Clearly the posters so far have no idea of the brutality many Jamaicans have suffered at the hands of the police for having weed.
Because Jamaica is synonymous with weed, like Amsterdam is with $ex. But OK; learn something new every day
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Who told you this....one of your friends?
It's okay to be a dweeb about things like word pronunciation. Not so much about something that has seen many people end up brutalized and/or incarcerated.
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Because Jamaica is synonymous with weed, like Amsterdam is with $ex. But OK; learn something new every day
This.

I wonder what prompted this decision...WE will see how succesful this idea is.
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Because Jamaica is synonymous with weed, like Amsterdam is with $ex. But OK; learn something new every day
Yes because many people seem to think that all Jamaicans are Rastas. From a recent survey:
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A third of Jamaicans have used ganja in any form and 30 per cent of Jamaicans have smoked marijuana with males reporting this three times more frequently than females.
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