Ganja and the Law in Jamaica

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Over the next week we will be publishing sections of a pamphlet published by the Jamaican Ministry of Justice giving details of the amendments to the Dangerous Drugs act and what it means for Jamaican citizens as well as tourists.

This guide provides information on the law in Jamaica regarding the possession and smoking of ganja(marijuana), use of ganja by persons of the Rastafarian faith, and use of ganja for medical, therapeutic and scientific purposes.

We cover the following topics:

  • Possession
  • Smoking
  • Cultivation
  • Events
  • Licensing
  • Ticket Offences
  • Visitor Information