In Jamaica, drug law amendments decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana come into effect

April 15, 2015 4:51 PM

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Drug law amendments decriminalizing small amounts of pot and paving the way for a lawful medical marijuana sector have come into effect in Jamaica.

The amended drug act became effective Wednesday with little public acknowledgement in a country where marijuana has long been culturally entrenched. Jamaica's Parliament gave it final approval in February.

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