Ganja tourism continues to become synonymous with Jamaican travel. Many visitors to Jamaica return home with stories of being offered ganja as soon as they step outside of the airport. While Jamaica was never a free-for-all for cannabis as many assume, the laws continue to relax in regards to the restrictions placed on ganja’s use and accessibility.
A prime example of Jamaica changing views of cannabis use and ever-increasing acceptance of ganja tourism are the ganja kiosks that may soon be placed inside of airports. Also touted as “ganja ATMs,” these machines will allow travelers with medical marijuana prescriptions to obtain a permit that allows them to buy ganja from the kiosks.
The standards that are in place for the kiosk have been set by the Cannabis licensing Authority (CLA). By allowing kiosk to be controlled and regulated by medical professionals, the country will be able to make use of the monetary potential and cultural fusion that comes along when tourism and ganja are combined.
“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.” CLA Chairman Hyacinth Lightbourne told Jamaica Gleaner.