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Ministry of Justice to host Town Hall Meeting on Ganja Law

Ministry of Justice | 2015-06-15 00:00:00

The Ministry of Justice will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting aimed at raising awareness of the amendments made to the Dangerous Drugs Act often referred to as “the Ganja Law” at the St. Luke’s Anglican Church Hall, 89 Slipe Road on Wednesday, June 17 at 5:00 pm.

This Town Hall Meeting will seek to address the misconceptions held by the public about the law relating to the treatment of ganja and will provide an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions on the controversial subject. Topics to be discussed include: possession of ganja, use of ganja as a sacrament and cultivation for personal and medicinal/therapeutic use.

Presenters include Senator the Honourable Mark Golding, Minister of Justice, Mrs. Kathlene Arnold, Director, Criminal and Civil Justice Administration Division and Ms. Jamila Simms, Legal Officer at the Ministry of Justice.

The Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act was brought into operation on April 15, 2015 making possession of two or less ounces of ganja a ticketable offence. Additionally, the Bill prohibits the smoking of ganja in public places, and makes provisions for the granting of licences, permits and to enable the establishment of a regulated industry for ganja for medical, scientific, and therapeutic uses.

It also provides for the creation of a Cannabis Licensing Authority.


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