Smoking Weed Could Burn Your Chances, warns US Immigration Attorney


A Florida-based immigration attorney is again warning Jamaicans that lighting up a ganja spliff will burn their chances of securing an immigrant visa.

US Immigration Attorney, Opal Lee, reminded visa applicants that the smoking of marijuana is still illegal in Jamaica and the US.

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Opal Lee was speaking this morning on Nationwide’s At Your Service with Vernon Derby.

Amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 2015 changed the way ganja is handled by the authorities.

Possession of 2 ounces or less of the drug is no longer an offence for which one can be arrested, charged and tried in court. It will not result in a criminal record.