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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 …

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Jamaica’s Justice Minister Signs Automatic Cannabis Expungement Bill

Just 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 …

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Cannabis Decriminalization Law Now in Effect in Jamaica

A law 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 …

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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 lower 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 …

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

Jamaica’s Senate has 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 …

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

A proposal to decriminalize the possession 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 …

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

Jamaica’s 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, …

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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. 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, …

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Jamaica Will Soon Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

Jamaica will soon decriminalize the personal possession of cannabis, and will also allow 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 …

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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. 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 …

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