Giving its tourists a chance to get hold of weed on arriving the country, Jamaica is planning to open Cannabis ATMs in the airports. The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is all set to provide license to the visitors for the ‘good herb.’
With police still having the authority to fine its possessors with a ticket of J$500 (£2.98), it is currently legal to carry up to two ounces of weed in Jamaica. Dr Winston De La Haye, Chairman, CLA Medical Committee, says: “We have had our first meeting and my thinking is that we’d need a few weeks to turn out an appropriate policy document.”
In Colorado, where weed is legal for medicinal as well as recreational purposes, they sold about $1 billion worth of marijuana and managed to collect $135 million in taxes.
In the words of CLA member, Delano Seiveright, “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 clearance.”
The tourists who are willing to carry up to two ounces of ganja while in Jamaica, shall be permitted to do so by the kiosks.
All this seems to conclude that the Jamaica’s Airports will soon be fitted with ATM’s holding loads of Cannabis and the tourists with prior permission and license shall be able to use it.