Jamaica has decriminalised the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
The country's parliament passed a much-debated law allowing the possession of up to 2oz (57g) of marijuana. It will also allow for a licensing authority to oversee the medical and scientific uses of the plant.
Marijuana is widely grown in Jamaica and has cultural roots there - but the decriminalisation drive ran into fears of possible sanction from the US.
The island nation is thought to be the biggest Caribbean exporter of marijuana - also known as ganja and cannabis - to the US.
Its decision to relax domestic restrictions against marijuana forms part of a broader global trend.
Several Latin American countries and US states - most recently Alaska - have decriminalised the drug in recent years.