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Jamaica Considers Legalising Cannabis

Herb Fellow

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Jamaica is considering the legalisation of marijuana, a drug revered by members of the island's large Rastafarian population who say smoking it is part of their religion. A seven-member government commission has been researching possible changes to the Caribbean nation's anti-drug laws, which some police complain are clogging courts and jails with marijuana-related cases, a government official said.

"We have discussed it, and we are preparing a report to present to the prime minister," said Deputy Prime Minister Kenneth Baugh. In 2003, a government commission recommended legalising marijuana in small amounts for personal use. But lawmakers never acted, saying legalisation might entail loss of their country's US anti-drug certification. Countries that lose it face economic sanctions.

A US State Department report on Friday said Jamaica is the largest producer of marijuana in the Caribbean and a major hub for drugs bound for the US. Members of the Rastafarian movement, which emerged in Jamaica in the 1930s out of anger over the oppression of blacks, have long lobbied for the legalisation of the drug that they say brings them closer to the divine. There are an estimated 700,000 Rastafarians in the world, most of them among Jamaica's 2.6 million people.

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Matanuska Valley

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saying legalisation might entail loss of their country's US anti-drug certification. Countries that lose it face economic sanctions.
A US State Department report on Friday said Jamaica is the largest producer of marijuana in the Caribbean

Fuck the US economic sanctions. you can't live without our help, Your marijuana taste like shit any ways, and you aint the largest producer of marijuana here to the US
I would haft to say that go's to Canada so grow some balls and do your own thing fuck the US economic sanctions.

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tintala

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There are an estimated 700,000 Rastafarians in the world

not to mention the 5 million sadhus and babas in India and Nepal:rasta::cool027::28::smokin2:
 
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