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No surprises that Jamaica will be the next country to decriminalise cannabis


No surprises here, Jamaica is likely to become the next country to decriminalise cannabis.

IT WOULD have seemed a lot more revolutionary just two years ago but for Jamaica, it is still a welcome whiff of sense. The island?s energy minister, Philip Paulwell, who also leads government business in parliament, has said he will find time this year to decriminalise possession of small amounts of marijuana. At a stroke, the move will cut the number of criminal offences by as many as a million a week. It will also make a Jamaican break somewhat less nervy for ganja-puffing tourists.? Read more »