Jamaica To Legalise Cannabis And Fire The Queen

Jamaica plans to abolish the monarchy by firing the Queen and legalise cannabis

Jamaica have announced plans to fire Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state, and legalize cannabis, in a radical new constitutional amendment.

Lawmakers are discussing the plans as part of the new government’s 2016-2017 legislative agenda.

The proposals would see the Queen being replaced with a Non-Executive President, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen announced to Parliament on Thursday. reports:

Jamaican Labour Party leader Andrew Holness scraped a narrow win in general elections in February as voters opted for promises of tax cuts and a higher minimum wage over the previous government’s austerity program.

The legislative agenda also includes a proposal to set fixed election dates and term limits for the Prime Minister, as well as a proposal to fully legalize marijuana for “specified purposes.”

The measures would need to be passed by Parliament to become law. The government also plans to set up a single anti-corruption body, and reform the tax and pension system, Mr Allen said.

The Queen is also head of state of other Caribbean nations, including Barbados and the Bahamas.