Marijuana is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine. Cannabis is locally known as ganja, and internationally Jamaica, its reggae music, and cannabis consumption play a prominent role in Jamaica's public image.
A common stereotype about Jamaicans is that every Jamaican smokes marijuana. According to the information provided by the World Drug Report, pretty much all of Jamaicans smoke marijuana. Though many people might think that marijuana is legal, smoking in public results in being arrested by authorities. Many tourists had been arrested because of the thought that marijuana is legal.