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Jamaica Plans To Drop Queen Elizabeth As Their Official Head Of State

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Jamaican Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen, announced plans on Thursday to make constitutional amendment to drop Queen Elizabeth as their official head of state and replace her with a non-Executive President in the country.

Jamaican Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen

Jamaican Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen

The Queen, who has a ceremonial role in the country, is represented on the island by the governor-general, who is appointed on the advice of the Jamaican Prime Minister.

Her Majesty is also head of state in 15 countries in the Commonwealth, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada and other Caribbean nations, Barbados and the Bahamas.

If the Queen is replaced as head of state, the island nation will retain links with the British Crown through its membership of the Commonwealth.

The legislators also proposed bill to fully legalize marijuana for medical, therapeutic and scientific purposes.

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