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Cayman police commish wants island to follow Jamaica’s ganja decriminalising steps

Published:Saturday | January 31, 2015 | 12:36 PM

Cayman’s Commissioner of Police, David Baines, says he wants to see his country follow the steps of Jamaica in decriminalising the use and possession of small quantities of ganja.

Commissioner Baines is quoted by the Cayman News Service as saying that enforcement against ganja is clogging up the court system.

Baines, who was reportedly speaking with the media yesterday, said it is time for Cayman to move to a system where the police issue warnings or ticketed fines to people who use or possess small quantities of ganja.

He said this will help to free up the court system and help to stop young people from carrying criminal records for ganja use.

However, the police commissioner emphasised that he does not support the full legalisation of the ganja in Cayman.


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