Cannabis in Jamaica is illegal, but possession of small amounts was reduced to a petty offense in 2015. Cannabis is locally known as ganja, and internationally cannabis consumption play a prominent role in the nation's public image, being tied to cultural touchstones such as Rastafari and reggae music.Improve information
In April 2015, Jamaica planted its first legal cannabis plant, at the University of the West Indies Mona campus. Foreigners who are prescribed medical marijuana abroad can get a permit to legally buy up to 2 ounces of local weed during their stay.
Jamaica bans cannabis with the Ganja Law
supported by the white elites and the Council of Evangelical Churches in Jamaica
Jamaica decriminalized possession of up to 2 ounces of cannabis and legalized the cultivation for personal use of up to 5 plants
Bills passed by Jamaican legislators in the lower House on Tuesday night made possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana a low-level offense that would not result in a criminal record. It also permitted the cultivation of up to five plants on any premises.
Balram Vaswani, a long time advocate for the legalization of marijuana, opened the first legal medical marijuana dispensary
Kaya Herbhouse, in Drax Hall, St. Ann.