New Ganja Law Effective Today But Do Jamaicans Understand The Policy Changes?

The Amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act which were gazetted on Monday, come into effect today.

Under the amendments, persons found with more than 2-ounces of Ganja will be ticketed and fined 5-hundred dollars.

Persons can now grow up to five ganja plants per household.

But Chairman of the Ganja Future Growers and Producers Association, Orville Silvera says Jamaicans are still confused on what the amended ganja law allows.

He says the organization will now be focusing on public awareness campaigns to sensitize persons on the implications of the new law.

Mr. Silvera is hailing today as a good day for Jamaica.

He says the relationship between the police and those who smoke ganja, will change significantly.