Ganja law needs police support, says Golding

Sensitising and training will enable the police to make an informed assessment
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Sunday, May 31, 2015

mark-golding2Minister of Justice Senator Mark Golding, says that the success of recent changes to the Dangerous Drugs Act, accommodating decriminalising possession of small amounts of ganja in Jamaica, will rely on the judgment and discretion of the police. He noted that in dealing with persons accused of using small amounts of ganja (under two ounces), the police must decide whether or not it is worth pursuing the case in the context of its limited resources. (See also: 'Turn a blind eye')