Pubdate: Sat, 02 Jul 2016
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Copyright: 2016 Associated Newspapers Ltd


JAMAICA is to install cannabis kiosks at its airport terminals - so 
tourists can start using the drug as soon as they touch down.

Officials are looking at ways the country can cash in on cannabis, 
which Jamaica decriminalised last year in the hope of emulating the 
US where legal sales of the drug raised UKP4billion last year.

They plan to offer the drug in arrival halls and seaports. Tourists 
would be able to register to use marijuana at the kiosks and then 
pick up the drugs before continuing to their holiday destinations.

The proposals are being examined by Jamaica's Cannabis Licensing 
Authority, which changed the law on possession in February 2015. It 
also legalised growing up to five cannabis plants for personal use. 
Its chairman Hyacinth Lightbourne told the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper: 
'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. It would primarily be for people who have a 
prescription and, in effect, you're doing it for medicinal purposes 
with a permit from the ministry of health.

'If they don't have a prescription, then they can do what we call 
"self-declare", and this will allow them to have two ounces while 
they are here.'

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