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Legal Matters

  • Jamaica’s drug and drink-driving laws are strictly enforced.
  • Don’t expect leniency just because you’re a foreigner. Jamaican jails are distinctly unpleasant.
  • Ganja has been decriminalized, and possession of up to 2oz attracts a fine, rather than arrest.
  • If arrested, insist on your right to call your embassy in Kingston to request assistance.