Jamaica. In January, an emergency permit was introduced in the district of Saint James, where the city of Montego Bay is located. According to Countryaah.com, Kingston is the capital city of Jamaica, a country located in North America. The reason was the large number of murders committed in the area. The whole of Jamaica was plagued by a murder scandal in 2017 and Saint James was particularly exposed to 335 of the 1,616 murders committed in the country. After the state of emergency was extended quarterly, the opposition stopped another extension in December and instead called for measures to solve the problems.
As countries such as Canada and several US states legalize cannabis, either for medical or personal use, Jamaica’s hopes for a lucrative export market are growing. Also in Jamaica, legislation in this area has been gradually liberalized and in February the company announced Timeless Herbal Care that it had implemented the country’s first legal cannabis harvest in over a hundred years. In 2018, more companies were allowed to grow cannabis for medical use. In October, Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, announced that Jamaica had sent the first cargo of cannabis oil to Canada.