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Jamaican Cabinet approves bill that legalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana

by | Jan 22, 2015

marijuana7Leader of the Rastafarian Movement, Horace Matthews, in Jamaica says this news comes as a great relief to the Rastafarian community.

His comments came yesterday as the Upper House prepared to debate, in less than two weeks, the Dangerous Drugs Act

(Amendment) 2015, which is intended to modify the
Justice Minister Senator Mark Golding said it is anticipated that the Lower House will move expeditiously to give passage to the

proposed statute following approval by the Senate.
In welcoming what is expected to be a significant change in the current law, that will set aside decades of restrictions on the

eldersRastafarian community in using marijuana for religious purposes, Matthews said the senior members of the movement had never

endorsed or recommended ganja for recreational use.

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