A proposal to reform marijuana laws in Jamaica cleared a big hurdle this week when it gained the approval of the prime minister and her cabinet.
Jamaica isn’t the only nation ready to loosen laws that outlaw ganja. Here are 12 countries around the world that could end marijuana prohibition:
Other neighbors in the Caribbean could follow: governments in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Puerto Rico are all debating the issue.
Most Canadians are ready for a change. An August 2014 poll found that six in 10 think marijuana should be legal. The fate of the nation’s pot laws could rest on this October’s general election. Opposition candidates might be open to legalization; sitting Prime Minister Stephen Harper isn’t.