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June 5 2015

Ganja Possession Cleared From Criminal Records In Jamaica

Jamaican residents convicted of possessing or smoking small amounts of marijuana prior to October last year, will not have these convictions reflected on their criminal record. The announcement follows legislative changes that came into effect on April 15 as part of the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015, also referred to as the 'Ganja Reform Law '. Justice Minister Mark Golding said that the system will now automatically expunge all such convictions, once the offender applies for his or her 'police' record. The amendments to the act now make possession of less than two ounces of marijuana a ticketable offence.