The Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Taskforce (CCMRT) says it has been given an assurance that Jamaica will this year decriminalise marijuana as the island seeks to establish a medicinal marijuana industry.
Officers from the Drug Enforcement Unit confiscated over 1,000 pounds of marijuana in two separate operations earlier this week, with the street value of the marijuana estimated at more than $1 million.
A search of a distressed boat unearthed 47 taped packages of suspected marijuana with a street value of about $86,000.
Two Jamaicans are among six people arrested in The Bahamas for the illegal possession of 86 pounds of marijuana.
A man is facing federal charges today after telling authorities that he traveled to the Bahamas last week, picked up hundreds of kilograms of marijuana and brought the drugs to West Palm Beach.