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It’s now legal to smoke weed in Jamaica



Jamaica paid tribute to its most famous son last weekend, celebrating what would have been the 70th birthday of Bob Marley with a series of live events that featured the singer’s sons, former collaborators and the island’s newest wave of socially conscious reggae performers.
In a fitting development, Jamaica’s Senate also passed legislation that reduces the possession of small amounts of marijuana to a ticket-able, non-criminal offense not punishable by jail time, establishing the legal basis for a regulated medical marijuana industry.
Damian Marley took the opportunity to address this news during his performance on Saturday night, calling for full-on legalization.
Damian’s set capped an evening that also included solo performances from his older brothers Ky-Mani and Julian. The sibling trio, who were billed collectively as “Sons of Marley,” concluded the show with a tag-team version of Marley’s classic protest anthem, “Get Up, Stand Up.”


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  1. Don Lucassi

    February 11, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Igbo don legal for Jamo since, all dese one na jus legal mumbo jumbo or just ceremonial lol

  2. damilola adeyemi

    February 11, 2015 at 9:28 am

    they’ve gone bonkers!!!!

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