January 25th, 2013
Yet again the question of whether or not to decriminalise marijuana has come up. Just recently, Deputy President of the Senate, Angela Brown Burke, stated that the country should legalise the use of cannabis for medicinal reasons.
According to Brown Burke, Cannabis sativa, or marijuana, represents a valuable economic prospect that Jamaica could utilise.
“These are discussions that we need to have. There are other states and other countries that are way advanced than we are because they have taken that bold step to step forward,” Brown Burke added.
However, Brown Burke is not the only parliamentarian to raise this issue. North East St Elizabeth Member of Parliament Raymond Pryce recently called for the House of Representatives to consider and debate the issue of decriminalisation of marijuana.
So, what do you think of this issue? Should the Jamaican Government decriminalise marijuana?