The Natural History Museum of Jamaica Presents a Media Forum on Cannabis: Setting the Record Straight


The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) wants to set the record straight on cannabis – or ganja, to use the Jamaican term. There is much confusion, and also all kinds of myths and misconceptions, surrounding the plant. The NHMJ has assembled a formidable panel of  experts, and the discussion will be moderated by its … More The Natural History Museum of Jamaica Presents a Media Forum on Cannabis: Setting the Record Straight

Medical Association of Jamaica Concerned About Health Impacts of Ganja on our Youth


The topic of ganja is never far from the news in Jamaica. Ganja is our word for marijuana. It is now a minor ticketable offence to possess two ounces of ganja under the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act of 2015. Cultivation of five or fewer plants in any one household is also allowed; and Rastafarians may use … More Medical Association of Jamaica Concerned About Health Impacts of Ganja on our Youth

Revolving Issues, Costly Matters and a Fraudster Out of Jail: Thursday, January 22, 2015


I often get the sense in Jamaica that things are repeating themselves, over and over. It’s a bit like a revolving door: People (and problems) come in, stay for a little while and then go back out through the door, only to come straight back in again just when you thought they had gone. It’s … More Revolving Issues, Costly Matters and a Fraudster Out of Jail: Thursday, January 22, 2015