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One Third of All The Marijuana Produced in The Caribbean Comes from Jamaica

A report by the International Narcotics Control Board has found that Jamaica remains the largest illicit producer and exporter of ganja in Central America and the Caribbean. The 2014 report showed that the island accounts for approximately one third of cannabis herb produced in the Caribbean. It said that increased production of the drug has been noted in other countries, ...

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Ganja Law Passed By The House Of Representatives

The much anticipated amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act was last-night passed in the House of Representatives. The debate on the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill, often referred to as the ganja law, was piloted in the House, by Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting. The Bill was passed with five amendments in the Senate on February 6, piloted by Minister of ...

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Marijuana Is Now Officially Legal in Alaska

Today, Alaska’s new marijuana law officially goes into effect, which means that as of Feb. 24 recreational weed is now a legal substance in three states. Oregon is set to follow in July. Adult residents in America’s northernmost state are now able to personally consume weed in their homes — as well as grow up to six plants — and ...

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Washington D.C. Legalize Marijuana

Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization. In Oregon, the law legalizes personal possession, manufacture and sale of marijuana for people 21 years of age and older. Mimicking similar plans in Washington State and Colorado, the Oregon law will also create a commercial regulatory system for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana. Washington, ...

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US Government Wants To Buy 12 Acres of Ganja

Calling all Marijuana farmers: Uncle Sam is looking to buy. An arm of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to researching drug abuse and addiction “intends” to solicit proposals from those who can “harvest, process, analyze, store and distribute” Marijuana, according to a listing posted Tuesday night on a US federal government website. A successful bidder must possess a “secure and ...

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Jackie Chan’s Son Jaycee Arrested For Marijuana

The 32-year-old son of actor and kung fu star Jackie Chan, Jaycee Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drugs charges, as authorities clamp down on celebrity offenders. Police say they detained Jaycee, who is originally from Hong Kong and also an actor, as well as Kai Ko, a 23-year-old Taiwanese actor, during a raid on Thursday in Dongcheng district, the ...

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Almost 1 Ton of Ganja Seized at Kingston Wharfs

Jamaica law enforcement authorities say they have seized more than $6 million dollars worth of marijuana in a container that arrived here from Indonesia and was in transit to Suriname. The Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division (TCND) said it had participated in a joint operation with the Jamaica Customs’ Contraband Enforcement Team in seizing the 1,751 pounds of marijuana at ...

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Colorado Hits a New Record For Ganja Sales

Colorado marijuana dispensaries sold an estimated us$24.7 million of recreational marijuana in June, according to tax figures released yesterday by state Department of Revenue. The figure makes June the most successful month for dispensaries on record since January, when marijuana became legal for recreational use in the state. Marijuana sales in the state have been surprisingly strong. A recent study ...

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Marijuana Vending Machine Debuts in Colorado

A vending machine filled with marijuana products was unveiled at a private event in Colorado, USA, over the weekend, offering what some say could be the future of Ganja sales. Marijuana vending machines operate a lot like conventional snack-dispensing ones, except that for now access in Colorado is still pretty limited. The machine is however located behind the shop counter, ...

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