Jamaica Group To Assess Ganja Law Amendments For Tourism

Opposition Spokesperson on Tourism and Cruise Shipping, Shahine Robinson has called on Tourism Minister Dr Wykeham McNeil to pull together a working group to exploit the new provisions of the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act as it relates to the use and cultivation of ganja. 

“I am calling on the Minister to establish a small and efficient working group, inclusive of the Health Ministry, Customs and other critical stakeholders to review and assess the amendments and put in a place of programme of work ultimately aimed at enhancing the benefits to Jamaica,” said Robinson in a release.

She lamented what she has described as the deafening silence and lack of preparation of the tourism sector by Dr McNeill, Parliament having passed the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015 more than two months ago.

Robinson noted that the passage of the bill has given the green light decriminalisation and medical ganja use and...

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