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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Legalize It, Don't Despise It

Well, I don't know I feel about this article. According to Jamaican legislation is considering legalizing marijuana. I feel that growing up in Jamaica, marijuana has always been around. Now I read that Jamaica is now considering legalizing it. I have mixed feelings about this. Personally I feel it will bring good money to the country.

Then on the flipside I feel that this will increase the criminal element in the country.

I don't know if anyone remembers that tobacco and alcohol were one taboo items. People had to hide and manufacturer alcohol (in some states) in the hills (moonshine). Once tobacco farming became popular (and a glut happened in the market) then the price went down.

I wonder how much would one charge for a marijuana joint? In Jamaica they don't use little papers. I have seen people use newspaper and once I saw someone use a paper bag.

In 2003, a government commission recommended legalising marijuana in small amounts for personal use. But lawmakers never acted, saying legalisation might entail loss of their country's US anti-drug certification. Countries that lose it face economic sanctions. A US State Department report on Friday said Jamaica is the largest producer of marijuana in the Caribbean and a major hub for drugs bound for the US.


naked politics said...

I think that the real consideration is how the United States will react to a move of this magnitude??

iriegal said...

I fear Naked that the United States (as it did in the past) will propose sanctions on Jamaica. Sad but true.