Jamaica Law to Expunge Minor Marijuana Convictions Takes Effect

Jamaica Law to Expunge Minor Marijuana Convictions Takes Effect

KINGSTON, JAMAICA — Jamaica’s justice minister has signed an order to expunge some marijuana-related convictions now that the island has partially decriminalized small amounts of ganja.

Justice Minister Mark Golding said Wednesday that he signed an order to provide a path for people to get criminal records purged if they have minor convictions for smoking or possessing marijuana.

In April, drug law amendments went into effect that partially decriminalized small amounts of cannabis and paved the way for a lawful medical marijuana sector…

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