Headed To Jamaica? 
Curious about the laws against Marijuana?
Headed To Jamaica? Curious about the laws against Marijuana?

Tone's Highlights

  • Possession of 2 ounces or less of ganja is no longer an offence for which one can be arrested, charged and tried in court, and it will not result in a criminal record. ​
  •  Police may issue a ticket to a person in possession of 2 ounces or less of ganja, similar to a traffic ticket and the person would have 30 days to pay the sum of J$500 (Around 4 US Dollars) at any Tax Office.
  • It remains a criminal offence to be in possession of over 2 ounces of ganja, and offenders can be arrested, charged, tried in court and, if found guilty, sentenced to a fine or to imprisonment or both. The conviction would also be recorded on that person’s criminal record.
  •     Smoking of ganja in a public place or within five metres of a public place is prohibited in a manner similar to cigarettes.