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Legalize It! Bob Marley’s Son Hails Decriminalization of Pot in Jamaica


Julian Marley

SAN JUAN – Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, has released a song celebrating the decriminalization of marijuana in Jamaica as a liberating experience.

The song, “Lemme go,” focuses on how the amendment to the 1948 Dangerous Drugs Act benefits Rastafarians, who consider smoking marijuana – which Jamaicans call ganja – a sacrament.

Julian, himself a Rasta, uses the song to praise marijuana as a “stress reliever, natural healer.”

“Lemme go” was produced by another Marley offspring, Damian, and is expected to be on Julian’s next album, to be released in 2016.

The amendment to Jamaica’s 1948 Dangerous Drugs Law decriminalizes cannabis possession for medicinal, religious and research purposes. Legalization of the substance seems to be taking place in many areas of the world, and maybe Jamaica’s step will encourage more areas of the United States to decriminalize it too urging more medical patients to be able to use such products like juul for weed and many others to allow for consumption of marijuana in different ways. It is already possible to order marijuana online in certain areas, and this number only seems to be growing every year. You can order marijuana from many different areas, some you can purchase for recreational use and medical purposes but others you can only purchase for medical purposes only, you should check the legal precautions before deciding to use marijuana. You can purchase a pennsylvania marijuana card online or you could visit your doctors.

Under the revised law, which took effect in April, possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana is treated as an administrative offense subject to a ticket.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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