Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Outbreak of commonsense...

... in Jamaica.

From The Daily Mail:

As the birth place of reggae music and the Rastafarian religious cult Jamaica has long been associated with cannabis.

Now high ranking officials of the Caribbean state want to legalise the widely used but illegal drug – in a bid to spark a tourism boom.

They believe promoting the controlled sale of the narcotic will bring tens of thousands of extra tourists to the island which has suffered from a faltering economy and high unemployment.

Supporters hope to follow the example of the US state of Colorado which has raked in a fortune after the sale of cannabis was decriminalised – and taxed – on January 1 this year.