Rastafarian Culture and Legalisation

Within Jamaican society, where many people are recreationally consuming cannabis, smoking has become legal. The new ganja law was passed on February 6th 2015. Locals and tourists alike no longer have to worry to get arrested for smoking a spliff. It is also a great opportunity for many Jamaicans to create additional income. The area of medical use has become a $2.5 billion market in the US, which may  also become a huge industry in Jamaica.

However, even though the possession of two ounces of ganja is not a criminal act, a minor smoking a joint can still be referred to the National Council on Drug Abuse by a police officer. Moreover, it is prohibited to smoke cannabis in public places :-)’