Educate Yourself

What is ganja?

Ganja is a herbaceous plant that is found naturally in the Indian subcontinent, and parts of Africa and Europe. 

Prevalence and Patterns of Ganja use in Jamaica

These studies have been conducted through technical and funding support from the Organization of American States (OAS), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Global Fund for Tuberculosis, Malaria and AIDS. 

The Law and Cannabis

The first recorded law proscribing the use of ganja was promulgated in 1378 by Soudoun Sheikouni, the Emir of the Joneima in Arabia (Johnson, 2010). 

Cannabis Regulation

Many jurisdictions have recently amended their laws in regard to the possession and use of ganja. 

Decriminalization vs Legalization

The amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act made provision for youth under the age of 18 years old found with 2 ounces or less of ganja, or older persons who appear to be dependent on the substance, to be referred to the NCDA for counselling. 

Medical Treatment

Duе tо ѕосіеtаl pressures, mаrіjuаnа саn bе оnе of thе hardest substances to gіvе up. Thе іnсrеаѕіng ѕосіаl ассерtаnсе оf mаrіjuаnа contributes tо this in thе same wау it соntributеs tо аlсоhоlісѕ nоt wаntіng to quіt.