Lighting up with Mark Golding

Written by on April 20, 2020

Mark Golding, former minister of justice in the People’s National Party administration (2012—2016), championed groundbreaking legislation to relax Jamaica’s ganja laws in 2014.As a consequence, people found in possession of ganja weighing two ounces or less would not be arrested but would be required to pay a fine. The decriminalisation of the ‘weed’ was hailed by many, especially Rastafarians who regard it as a religious sacrament.

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