Governor General gives assent, 'Ganja law' now in effect

The Act also makes special provisions for people of the Rastafarian Faith and visitors to the island who intend to use medical marijuana
Jamaica Observer (Jamaica)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen has given his assent to the Bill amending the Dangerous Drugs Act, making possession of two or less ounces of ganja a ticketable offence. The House passed the Bill on February 24, 2015, following which it was expected to be signed into law about a week later. During the month-long wait, there was speculation among some ganja advocates that GG Allen, a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist faith, might have been having difficulties giving his assent to the amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act. The Ministry of Justice has prepared a fact sheet on the Act.