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Jamaica is leading the world in progressive cannabis policies and the JCC is committed to providing our members with the resources necessary to capitalise on the emerging legal cannabis industry. This is a massive opportunity for our generation and the JCC will ensure that Jamaicans have access to education, training and consultancy in all aspects of this new industry.🌱
Jamaica's population is overwhelmingly of African descent, and the most common ethnic groups among Africans taken to Jamaica for slavery during the 17th century were the Akan (or Coromantee) from present-day Ghana and the Igbo people from present-day Nigeria. Jamaicans of African descent represent 76.3% of the population, followed by 15.1% Afro-European, 3.4% East Indian and Afro-East Indian, 3.2% Caucasian, 1.2% Chinese and 0.8% other.
In mid-2015, the country passed a drug law amendment that decriminalizes small amounts of cannabis for personal use. The law also allows the cultivation of up to five cannabis plants per household. Rastafari adults are also now permitted to use cannabis for sacramental purposes for the first time. Jamaica is the first country to specify that cannabis use related to religion is legal.
One of the biggest changes in the law is that medical cannabis is now legal, and Jamaica hopes to establish a presence in the globally emerging medical cannabis market. Under the act, possession of cannabis for medical or therapeutic purposes is allowed.
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