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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 Lawmakers to Soon Discuss Legislation to Expunge Past Cannabis Possession Convictions

Lawmakers in Jamaica will soon begin discussing a measure which will automatically expunge cannabis possession (and consumption) charges from the record’s of those in the nation who have been hit with such charges. “I brought a submission to Cabinet seeking approval of amendments to the criminal records expungement legislation to provide for (among other things) …

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