Revised ganja law fundamental and far reaching — Bunting

Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Monday, May 11, 2015

peter-buntingNational Security Minister Bunting says amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act, resulting in decriminalisation of specified quantities of ganja, are "most fundamental and far-reaching". He noted that for "decades", the possession of small quantities of ganja has caused "friction" between the police and residents. "Since about September last year, when those new guidelines [were initiated], we have had over 1,000 fewer persons arrested and charged for ganja every single month since [then]."