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Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:55:32 -0700

Last Build Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:10:02 GMT

 



Jamaica: As Drug Laws Ease, Jamaica Sees Gold In Crop It Long Shunned

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 02 Oct 2016 - MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Jamaica has long bemoaned its reputation as the land of ganja. It has enforced draconian drug laws and spent millions on public education to stem its distinction as a pot mecca. But its role as a major supplier of illicit marijuana to the United States and its international image - led by the likes of Bob Marley, whose Rastafarian faith considers smoking up a religious act - have been too strong to overcome.



Jamaica: Stop Fearing Int'l Bodies on Ganja Legalisation -

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Jamaica Gleaner, 03 Sep 2016 - ISRAEL-BORN BUSINESSMAN Boaz Wachtel has called for the Jamaican Government to follow in the footsteps of Uruguay and legalise ganja, without fear of upsetting Uncle Sam and the United Nations (UN). Wachtel, chairman of Creso Pharma, a medical marijuana company based in Australia, during his opening speech at CanEx at the Montego Bay Convention Centre on Friday, said the United States was crumbling from within and ganja is being medicalised and legalised in parts of the country, while the UN was a frozen archaic body.



Jamaica: Cannabis Kiosks in Jamaican Airports to Welcome

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Mail, 02 Jul 2016 - JAMAICA is to install cannabis kiosks at its airport terminals - so tourists can start using the drug as soon as they touch down. Officials are looking at ways the country can cash in on cannabis, which Jamaica decriminalised last year in the hope of emulating the US where legal sales of the drug raised UKP4billion last year.



Jamaica: OPED: Don't Allow Ganja Abuse

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Jamaica Gleaner, 05 Jun 2016 - DON'T ALLOW GANJA ABUSE IT HAS been little over a year since the much-anticipated amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act were passed into law in April 2015 with much attendant fanfare. It is fair comment that a year is a relatively short period to critique and/or proffer any fair assessment of the legal perspective of cannabis as it relates to the current situation without offering a historical perspective on the one hand, and an anticipatory perspective on the other.



Jamaica: Column: Marijuana Details Smoky

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Jamaica Gleaner, 01 Jun 2016 - I REMEMBER in 2011 when Ras Astor Black built his political campaign around the development of a marijuana industry. His exact words to me in an interview ring clear: "Every country around us have what we have: sun sea and sand. In fact, walk past a lot of our hotels and you smell the same fried chicken dem frying in Miami. What we have that they don't is good ganja. And we need to develop a tourism product around it."



Jamaica: Ganja

Sun, 29 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Jamaica Gleaner, 29 May 2016 - THE GOVERNMENT is targeting annual revenue of US$2 billion from the ganja industry when regulations to govern the sector are finally in place. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley told The Sunday Gleaner of the revenue target, indicating that plans are on in earnest to establish the legal ganja industry, with regulations to govern the trade having been sent to the Office of the Parliamentary Counsel by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA).



Jamaica: Editorial: Trampling Ms Dobson's Constitutional Rights

Tue, 17 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Jamaica Gleaner, 17 May 2016 - UNLIKE MARIO Deane, Donnasha Dobson is happily alive and presumably, enjoying good health and, personal freedom. Yet, Ms Dobson's case, reported on in this newspaper a week ago, is one that the police chief, the justice and security ministers, and the Office of the Public Defender ought to have had under review and should do, if they didn't although the latter body might possibly claim that it falls outside its mandate.



Jamaica: Drug Abuse Council Launches Ganja Education Campaign

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Jamaica Observer, 10 Jul 2015 - THE National Council on Drug Abuse (NCDA) says it is taking action to stem the prevalence of drug use among young people by educating them. "Our primary responsibility right now is protecting young people from the negative consequences of using [drugs]," Executive Director of the NCDA, Michael Tucker told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.



Jamaica: Jamaica to Lead Charge to Change Int'l Treaties on

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Jamaica Observer, 19 Mar 2015 - KINGSTON, Jamaica - Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says Jamaica intends to lead a charge in the United Nations to effect changes to the international treaties concerning marijuana. The aim is to change the schedule class of marijuana in light of scientific studies that have proven its therapeutic benefits and medicinal value.