Roll The Perfect Jamaican Spliff

This is how to roll the perfect Jamaican spliff. You can also call it “how to roll the perfect joint” but in Jamaica our preference is to roll a spliff.

Remember if you want to fully understand how to roll the perfect joint (or spliff), just like mastering anything in life; it takes practice. So follow the instructions in the video and practice rolling the perfect Jamaican spliff and go impress all your friends with your rolling skills.

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Bob Marley Is Blamed For Teenage Drug Use In Kerala, India

Bob Marley has been dead for almost 33 years, but it appears police in Kerala, India are putting the blame on the late reggae singer, when it comes to teenage drug use.

 

A report from the The Times of India states that police in Kerala have made attempts to make the city safer by seizing marijuana and other recreational drugs during raids. But, along with drugs, police have confiscated anything that has an image of the marijuana plant, as well as anything that has an image of Bob Marley. This includes T-shirts; bumper stickers; key chains; and bracelets.

Marley fans know that he was a proponent of the drug, and a report from The Inquisitr states that he even used it during Bible discussions. But some Kerala residents believe that Marley should not be brought up, when it comes to raising awareness about drug use amongst teens in India.

“Please keep Bob Marley away from the issue,” said one person, who was listed as Kevin in the report.

Kevin added that he doesn’t find marijuana symbols “attractive.”

“If you like such tees, wear it in a country where marijuana is legalized,” he said. “You don’t have to show the world that you are smoking up and that’s why you are so cool. It’s a stupid thing to do.”

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NG Suhruth Kumar, a civil police officer, told Indian magazine Open that they “have caught around 200 students for using ganja.” And a lot of them had something related to the reggae icon, when they were caught.

“Most of them had Bob Marley songs on their cell phones, and stickers of marijuana leaves on their bikes. These children are attracted to drugs by Bob Marley songs,” Kumar said.

Police in Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram have raided any shops that sell T-shirts, key chains, and bracelets that feature Bob Marley. One unnamed street vendor in Thrissur didn’t know who Marley was, but he has noticed that T-shirts with an image of the late reggae singer have been a “huge demand” for teenagers.

“I have been selling T-shirts for more than 15 years,” he said. “I never knew that this man is trouble, and that selling such T-shirts is a crime.”

He has temporarily closed his shop out of fear of being cited by police under Section 3 (1) Young Persons (Harmful Publication) Act of 1956, which prevents the “the dissemination of certain publications harmful to young persons.”

Activist and filmmaker KP Sashi calls the whole thing “ridiculous.”

“If the police want to fight marijuana dealers, they should do it more smartly,” Sashi said. “Chasing Bob Marley lovers in disguise in a drive against drugs is nothing short of cultural policing. These cops don’t know anything about Bob Marley; they think that he was only a guy who promoted drugs.”

And even though this issue has received plenty of criticism, Suhruth Kumar said police won’t drop their belief that Marley is part of the marijuana problem.

“Bob Marley might be a good musician, but it is indeed true that the drug mafia is using him as an idol to sell their products,” he said. “When we interrogated them, we understood that many of these youngsters addicted to drugs are Bob Marley fans. His song, Ganja Gun, has been found on the mobile phones of several of these young people.”

Some students in Fort Kochi have launched a “Save Bob Marley” movement. One student, Anuraj K, said that none of the students in the area are “addicted to drugs” because of Bob Marley.

“We see his music in connection with the call for freedom of the oppressed, and not with the promotion of drugs,” he said.

K added that he plans on wearing a Bob Marley T-shirt every day in protest against the police.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1173206/bob-marley-blamed-for-teenage-drug-use-in-kerala/#Qbg9UhZbrWetcq75.99

Jamaican Government Set To Decriminalize The Use Of Ganja In Specific Quantities This Year 2014

Marijuana advocates in Jamaica are on a high after Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives Phillip Paulwell signalled to stake-holders that the use of marijuana in specific quantities is on the Parliamentary agenda for decriminalization in the upcoming legislative year.

However, in casting aside any notion of a impending legalisation of the weed, Paulwell, also the minister of science, technology, energy and mining, told The Gleaner he met last week with the Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Taskforce (CCMRT) and conveyed his expectations of a clearer day for the ganja stakeholders.

“I met with the group last week and I indicated to them that as House leader, it is my view that the House, having adopted the motion for the decriminalisation of small amounts of marijuana, I believe that it will be enacted some time this year,” Paulwell told The Gleaner.

Added Paulwell: “It is my view that decriminalisation of the weed will become a reality this (calendar) year, arising from the Parliamen-tary debate and the support by the majority of the members, I believe it will be approved this year.”

The legislative year starts on April 1 and ends March 31, 2015.

But as it relates to decrimina-0lisation, Paulwell’s comment appeared to run counter to that of his Cabinet colleague, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister A.J. Nicholson.

The foreign minister expressed reservation over whether larger nations such as the United States and United Nations are prepared to countenance legalisation/decriminalisation from smaller states such as Jamaica.

Nicholson told The Gleaner recently that the attitude of larger western nations on decriminalisation remains foggy at best. “There is no consideration at this time about changing the treaties, but there are still some concerns about how some western countries would view our move towards decriminalise, de-penalise or anything like that,” he said recently.

But in relation to the more significant matter of legalisation, like Nicholson, Paulwell stressed that legalising the weed was definitely out of the question at this time. “There is no question about legalising it, but the conventions don’t prevent you from using it for medicinal or scientific purposes,” stressed Nicholson.

Paulwell, however, contended that it is within Jamaica’s supreme rights to decriminalise marijuana.

“We are not speaking about legalisation, we are speaking about decriminalisation and I think it is in our remit and within our sovereignty, based on what is happening in the United States to do so in relation to decriminalisation …; legalisation is another matter,” he stressed.

Paulwell was supported by member of the CCMRT, Delano Seiveright, who said this position represents a major game change in ongoing discourse on ganja law reform. “We have seen where many places north and south of Jamaica have been relaxing their laws as they clearly see the tremendous advantages,” he said.

Seiveright suggested that the walls of hypocrisy are falling in the United States itself, which is now at the forefront on reform, as it seems the Obama administration is steadily taking pragmatic and forward-thinking positions.

“Jamaica of all places should move to make changes sooner rather than later,” said Seiveright. “The people stand to gain from multiple standpoints, especially from the human-rights, cultural, medicinal research, tourism, taxation, agricultural and broad economic angles.

Paulwell also told members of the CCMRT that Jamaica cannot be allowed to be left behind on the issue. He reiterated the multiple economic, social and cultural benefits that the country stands to gain as soon as the laws are adjusted.

The group comprises the Ganja Law Reform Coalition, the National Alliance for the Legalisation of Ganja and several members of civil society. Principal of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, Archibald McDonald, chairs the group.

via jamaicagleaner