Jamaica Makes First-Ever Shipment of Medical Marijuana to Canada

Jamaica has officially made its first-ever shipment of medical marijuana to Canada.

“Jamaica is uniquely positioned to be a global player and we are committed to providing the leadership and resources required for opening the international markets including Canada and Europe for our licensed and regulated Jamaican companies”, says Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw, in an announcement regarding the shipment.

The shipment was authorized through an import permit issued by the Government of Canada through Health Canada for Jamaica and an export permit issued by the Ministry of Health in Jamaica. The import permit from Health Canada was obtained on behalf of Jamaican-based licensed producer Timeless Herbal Care which was then granted an export permit by the Ministry of Health in Jamaica.

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Jamaica’s Justice Minister Signs Automatic Cannabis Expungement Bill

jamaicaJust three months after Jamaica decriminalized the possession and personal cultivation of recreational cannabis, Justice Minister Mark Golding has signed into law an order that allows for the automatic expungement of certain cannabis convictions.

The Criminal Records (Rehabilitation of Offenders) (Automatic Expungement of Convictions) Order 2015 automatically expunges past cannabis convictions where the fine did not exceed J$1,000, and for charges involving the possession of cannabis paraphernalia, once a person applies for a certificate of their police record.

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Cannabis Decriminalization Law Now in Effect in Jamaica

A lawcannabisplant decriminalizing the possession and cultivation of cannabis for everyone 18 and older, while legalizing it for medical, scientific and religious purposes, took effect in Jamaica on Wednesday, April 15th.

Under the new law – which was approved by lawmakers in February – the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, and the private cultivation of up to five cannabis plants, is no longer an arrestable, criminal offense, but instead is a simple ticket. The proposal also establishes a cannabis licensing authority to oversee regulations for the cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis for medical, scientific and religious purposes.

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Jamaica’s Legislature Approves Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession and Cultivation, Legalize it For Medical, Scientific and Therapeutic Purposes

Jamaica’s lowerWhite-Berry-Marijuana-Bud House gave approval Tuesday night to legislation that would decriminalize cannabis possession and cultivation, and legalize cannabis for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes.

The measure has already been approved by the full Senate, meaning it will now head to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who is supportive of the measure and is expected to quickly sign it into law.

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Jamaica’s Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis, Legalize it for Medical, Therapeutic and Scientific Purposes

Jamaica’s Senate jamaicahas given approval to legislation that would decriminalize cannabis possession, and legalize it for medical, scientific and therapeutic purposes.

Under the proposed law, which now heads to the nation’s House of Representatives, the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis would no longer be an arrestable, criminal offense, but instead would become a simple ticket. The proposal would also establish a cannabis licensing authority to establish regulations for the cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis for medical, scientific and religious purposes.

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Jamaica’s Senate to Approve Measure Decriminalizing Cannabis, Legalizing Medical Cannabis

A proposal to decriminalize the possessionjamaica of up to two ounces of cannabis for all adults, and to legalize the medical and religious use of cannabis, will be before the Senate on Friday. The measure, which was approved by the nation’s Cabinet earlier this week, will be approved quickly in the Senate, according to United Press International.

The proposal would decriminalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, making it a ticketable, not an arrestable offense, and would establish a cannabis licensing authority to establish regulations for the cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis for medical, scientific and religious purposes.

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Jamaica’s Cabinet Approves Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession, Legalize Medical Cannabis

Jamaica’sjamaicaflag Cabinet has given official approval to a comprehensive proposal that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis while also legalizing medical cannabis and establishing a medical cannabis industry, according to Justice Minister Mark Golding. The proposal is expected to be before the Senate by the end of the week.

According to Golding, the proposal would establish a “cannabis licensing authority” to deal with the various regulations required to cultivate, produce and distribute cannabis for medical, scientific and religious purposes. The measure would also remove criminal penalties for the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, making it a simple ticket rather than an arrestable offense.

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Jamaica Moving Forward With Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis

Justice Minister Mark Golding says Jamaica’s Cabinet has approved a plan to decriminalize cannabis, and legislators are expected to approve it before the end of the year.image

Approval by the nation’s Cabinet is the first major step towards the decriminalization bill becoming law, as it put it’s before the Legislature. If approved by the Legislature, as expected, it will go to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, who has proposed decriminalizing cannabis in the past as a way of unclogging courts.

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Jamaica Will Soon Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

Jamaica will soon decriminalize the personal possession of cannabis, and will also allowjam possession for medical, religious and scientific purposes, according to an announcement made today by Justice Minister Mark Golding.

According to the announcement, the cabinet is supporting a soon-to-be-released proposal to decriminalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis, making it a simple fine rather than an arrestable offense.

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Jamaica Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

Jamaica’s House of Representatives has approved a measure which would decriminalize cannabis possession, removing any possibility of jail-time, or a criminal record. jamaicacannabis

The proposal, which was introduced by Raymond Pryce, Member of Parliament for North East St. Elizabeth, was the cause of extensive debate on the House floor last Tuesday. Mr. Pryce argued that decades of cannabis prohibition has failed, and that decriminalization would result in a huge financial savings for the country, while also freeing up prison space.

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