Soon, Jamaica to welcome you with cannabis 'ATMs'

Soon, Jamaica to welcome you with cannabis

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-07-06 11:12 London: In the near future, you will be able to get high as soon as you touch down in Jamaica, but a hitch - you'll have to have a medical marijuana card. Jamaica is planning to open cannabis 'ATMs' in its airports in a bid to cash in on the drug after it was decriminalised last February, the Mirror reported. It is currently legal to carry up to two ounces of weed in Jamaica, but police can issue anyone in possession with a ticket and a 500 JMD fine. The Cannabis Licensing Authority's (CLA) medical committee chairman Dr Winston De La Haye told the Jamaica Gleaner: "We've had our first meeting, and my thinking is that we'd need a few weeks to turn out an appropriate policy document." Speaking on Jamaica's burgeoning ganja industry, he said the country needs to move quickly to plug any potential gap in proper regulations for that. CLA member Delano Seiveright added: "The thought is that if you are coming out of the airport, there is a kiosk that you can go to. So basically whoever is coming out of immigration can go to that desk and register and get that clearance." The kiosks are expected to be manned by persons with medical training. They will grant the permit to tourists who will want to use or carry up to two ounces of ganja while in Jamaica. (ANI)