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The Jamaican government announced today it plans to allow for personal possession of cannabis up to two ounces and decriminalize the drug for medicinal purposes.

The Parliament will vote on the matter in the autumn.

The move, according to multiple media sources, will help unclog the country's court system and place tourists who smoke marijuana on the island at ease.

Cannabis reform has been a long battle in Jamaica, as far back as 2001 the country's National Commission on Ganja recommended decriminalisation, according to The Economist.

Bermuda is currently in the midst of considering overhauling its cannabis policies.