THE EDITOR, Sir:
I live in London, England, where ganja is decriminalised for the fundamental reason that too many people are getting criminal records.
Lots of people have smoked ganja - good and bad - including President Bill Clinton, who admitted he puffed but did not inhale, and Bob Marley, who the world respects.
Millions of people all over the word believe Jamaican ganja is the best in the world and that it is responsible for thousands of tourists visiting Jamaica.
In Amsterdam, ganja can be purchased from bars in designated areas. If Jamaica did the same, it would bring down crime and rake in more revenue for the Government if farmers could obtain licences to grow the crop. Licensed weed-selling bars would encourage more tourism.
Decriminalising ganja would free up jail space and the police would be able to pursue more important law-enforcement duties.