The Ganja bill

Publié le 27 Février 2015

Le parlement de la Jamaïque a dépénalisé cette semaine la consommation de marijuana en petite quantité à des fins médicales et religieuses.

Il s’agit d’un amendement apporté à la loi sur les drogues dangereuses de 1948, qui permet la possession d’une quantité pouvant aller jusqu’à 57 grammes (deux onces) de marijuana ainsi que la culture d’un maximum de cinq plants.

La loi prévoit également la création de l’Autorité de permis du cannabis, qui sera chargée de la réglementation de l’usage de la marijuana.

Pour le ministre jamaïcain de la Sécurité nationale, Peter Bunting, cette décision permettra d’éviter les nombreuses criminalisations pour possession de très petites quantités de cannabis. Après l’Uruguay en 2014, la Jamaïque est devenue le deuxième pays des Amériques à mettre en place un cadre légal de consommation et de vente de cannabis.

Cette légalisation ouvre également des perspectives économiques pour l'aspect médicinal


Legislation to make provisions for ganja (marijuana) reform was approved by the Jamaican Cabinet and tabled in the Senate in January 2015.

This Bill, the Dangerous Drugs Act 2015, and popularly called the Ganja Bill, opened the door to the emergence of new financial and commercial opportunities for companies that want to do business in Jamaica.

As advisors for cannabis reform to the country of Jamaica, the Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI) is now offering a full suite of services to assist companies wanting to be among the first to do legal cannabis business in the Caribbean and has opened a second office in Kingston.

With the opening of its second office and CGI's longstanding relationships with the Jamaican government, policy stakeholders and the growing community, CGI is prepared to advise companies with placing their products and/or services in the first Caribbean country to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. TessMaria Leon, Director of Client Services for CGI's Caribbean team, heads CGI's Kingston office.

"We've created a robust offering to ensure the best companies are being represented and positioned correctly to do business in the Caribbean," said CGI president Wanda James. "CGI has created a number of packages with several levels of service designed to introduce cannabis-related businesses to Jamaican culture, lifestyle and business infrastructure."

For example, CGI's Genesis Package offers businesses a comprehensive, highly-personalized introduction to Jamaica including meetings with key industry representatives, growers and resort owners, assistance with the negotiation and selection of retail, grow or commercial space, a private car and driver, and a local CGI representative to accompany them for hands-on guidance.

Other packages are customized for those who would like to establish political connections, need culturally sensitive advertising or public relations campaigns, or assistance with navigating licensing issues and procedures, once the government makes licensing available.

Rédigé par Karevé

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