Jamaican government to install marijuana vending machines in their airports

You can now get high as soon as you land

Jamaican government to install marijuana vending machines in their airports


In 2015, Jamaica decriminalized marijuana in amounts of 2 ounces or under, and now they're looking to get the product available to visiting customers as soon as legally possible.

The country's Cannabis Licensicing Authority are considering installing marijuana vending machines in the airports for people to avail of once they pass customs.

The CLA Chairman Hyacinth Lightbourne told The Jamaica Gleaner: "It would primarily be for people who have a prescription and, in effect, you’re doing it for medicinal purposes with a permit from the Ministry of Health. If they don’t have a prescription, then they can do what we call ‘self-declare’, and this will allow them to have the two ounces while they are here.”

While the vending machines are intended for use primarily by those with a prescription, for those who do 'self-declare', they just need to pick up a permit in the aiport, fill it out before passing through customs, and then they can use the soon-to-be-input vending machines before they leave the airport.

Jamaica is not the only outlet for some type of legal marijana usage, with Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, India, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Germany, the Netherlands, some U.S. states, Native American Indian reservations, and cities as well as some territories of Australia all having some kind of loose or unrestricitive cannabis laws.