The island of Jamaica is in a peculiar place as it relates to drug policy and harm reduction as it moves towards the decriminalization of the drug that some may say has made the country popular, marijuana. As the country takes the commendable step towards the revolutionary review in drug policy and Harm Reductions Services; it’s relationship with groups such as ours, YouthRISE, is inevitable and extremely important.
The country of Jamaica is bound to other Caribbean countries with the CARICOM community as the unifying agent. Since these countries, as some may say, are so interdependent it is important that they all band together to ensure efficient management of policy development as it relates to harm reduction strategies (HR) to avoid the negative effect of economic contagion. And, YouthRISE is proud to be at the helm of this within this region.