National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, is warning that passage of legislation to decriminalize possession of 2-ounces of ganja is no indication that Jamaica is easing up in the fight against illegal drugs.

Bunting made the comment this afternoon as he opened debate on a bill aimed at reforming Jamaica’s ganja laws.

Among other things, the bill will ensure that persons found in possession of 2 ounces or less of ganja would not attract a criminal record.

The bill will also make possession of two ounces of ganja a ‘ticketable’ offence that would not mandate a court appearance.

Minister Bunting told the House that Jamaica has been careful to remain committed to its international treaties.


Peter Bunting, Minister of National Security addressing the House of Representatives this afternoon.