Is It Lawful To Sell Marijuana To Children

The Child Development Agency (CDAP stated that; “As the State moves to decriminalise small quantities of marijuana, it is important that sale to children be exempted from the law’s more lenient approach to possession and consumption of marijuana products.”

In 2015, Jamaica decriminalised the possession of small quantities of marijuana. Nevertheless, the Child Development Agency, in a submission to parliament, stated that it has taken note of the increased number of children going into the child protection system who are testing positive for addictive substances.

Nevertheless, the Child Development Agency, in a submission to parliament, stated that it has observed the increased number of children going into the child protection system who are testing positive for addictive substances.

According to CDA; “Intoxication or addiction can lead to other forms of antisocial, violent or maladaptive behaviour. … Stronger prohibitions against the exposure of children to drugs and abused substances are necessary in order to highlight this fact.”

The Child Development Agency (CDA) is urging parliament to act promptly to close existing loopholes in laws; claiming that it could become lawful to sell marijuana to a child, while unlawful to provide the same child with alcohol or cigarettes.

Written by Stacey Fowler

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