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Almost 4,000 Jamaicans who had criminal records for minor ganja offenses have so far been issued with clean Police certificates under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act passed in 2015.

During a presentation to Parliament on Wednesday, Justice Minister Delroy Chuck said amendments to the Act saw 71 people being qualified to have their offenses automatically erased.

Meanwhile a spokesperson for the Cannabis movement in St Lucia has welcomed the news. Aaron Alexander has called for a similar direction to be taken by the Minister for National Security, particularly the United Workers Party had hinted its intentions to ease restrictions on marijuana use in the run up to the general election.

Despite the thawing of restrictions on marijuana in some party of the region, its use remains illegal in St Lucia.  
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