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Jamaica to relax some restrictions on using pot

Jun 13, 2014    

Kingston Jamaica's government today announced a major rethinking of its marijuana laws, including plans to partially decriminalise small amounts of pot and to allow possession for religious, scientific and medical purposes.Justice Minister Mark Golding said the Cabinet is backing a proposal to make possession of no more than 2 ounces (57 grams) of marijuana, or "ganja" as it's known locally, a petty offense that would result in a fine but not a criminal arrest."I wish to stress that the proposed changes to the law are not intended to promote or give a stamp of approval to the us...

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