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Jamaica (Finally) Decriminalizes Marijuana

Rastas rejoice! Small amounts of ganja have finally been decriminalized in Bob Marley's homeland.

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Just in time for 4/20 this year, Jamaica's Parliament passes a law making it ok to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana. According to Yahoo news, “The act makes possession of up to 2 ounces (56 grams) of marijuana, or "ganja" as it's known locally, a petty offense that could result in a roughly $5 ticket but not in an arrest or a criminal record. Cultivation of five or fewer plants by any household is allowed. And Rastafarian adults are now permitted to use marijuana for sacramental purposes for the first time since the homegrown spiritual movement was founded in the 1930s.” As for your next vacation to the tropical country? “The changes will also affect some tourists. Foreigners who are prescribed medical marijuana abroad will be able to pay for Health Ministry permits authorizing them to legally buy up to 2 ounces (56 grams) of local weed for medical or therapeutic purposes during their stay.”

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