Jamaica

Synonyms: 
jamaican
ganja
Fri
18
Mar

Hedo Weedo, Jamaica's cannabis dispensary in a Negril all-inclusive resort

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Opened in 2020, Hedo Weedo is the first legal, regulated cannabis dispensary in Jamaica. It’s connected to Hedonism II, a clothing optional resort on 7 Mile beach. The dispensary offers local flower, topicals, edibles and tinctures and is open to the public. As many who visit Jamaica already do, you can take your vacation to a whole ‘nother level!

It has been less than 10 years since Jamaica decriminalized cannabis. Currently, it is legal to carry up to 2 oz. with you in public at any time. If you’re on the beaches, you’ll probably find the weed lady. She walks 7 Mile beach daily with a big wooden basket filled with long stems with buds running all the way down.

Fri
03
Sep

‘High times’ for Yaadcore’s career, cannabis advocacy

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Yaadcore has followed up The Calling and Tension with a ganja-heavy song that pays tribute to the medicinal properties of cannabis while making a clear call to action against the fight the plant has faced. And if the original single, Nyquill (Spliff A Light Spliff), was not poetic enough, he recently invited veteran reggae singer Richie Spice to create a psychedelic remix, the audio-visual production for which was premiered on High Times, dubbed the cannabis culture bible.

“Mi feel good, enuh,” Yaadcore told The Gleaner about the recognition he has received from the US-based magazine that for over 30 years has shed light on counterculture ideas and the news around — and advocated for the legalisation of marijuana.

Fri
11
Jun

The Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica is getting a cannabis retail store

In 1987, Bob Marley’s former home in Kingston, Jamaica was converted into a museum by his wife, Rita Marley.

The museum displays Marley’s personal artifacts and treasures, and the property also features a theatre, photo gallery and record and gift shop.

It will also soon be home to the first Marley Natural dispensary.

Tue
01
Jun

Why Different Countries Are Relaxing Their Cannabis Laws

As the first European country to legalize cannabis, Luxembourg has called on other European countries to relax their drug laws, specifically cannabis production and consumption. According to the European state, the continent’s drug policy has not worked over the last few decades, and forbidding everything made it more attractive for people to find new ways of skirting laws.

The country’s relaxed laws will see residents over 18 years old able to buy cannabis for recreational use starting from 2020. The state will establish a cannabis agency to regulate all production and distribution. What’s more, minors between ages 12 and 17 will not face criminal charges if caught in possession of five grams or less of the drug. However, those who break the law will receive harsh penalties.

Thu
25
Mar

Jamaica says yes to retail cannabis

Residents voted 51-37 in favor of allowing cannabis retail sales in town. 

Vermont is set to begin to allow recreational cannabis sales next year. The Select Board warned Wednesday's vote to see if the community would want to host the retailers and "integrated licensees," which covers growing packaging, distribution and lab work.

“I feel like this is the first step to lay the foundation and from here, there’s still a lot of building that needs to be done,” Select Board Chairman Greg Meulemans said during an informational meeting held remotely Monday. 

Mon
08
Mar

Jamaica's Emerging Cannabis Industry Hit Hard by Natural Disasters

When someone is asked which country they think has the best cannabis, Jamaica will likely be mentioned more often than not. No other nation is as associated with the cannabis plant as Jamaica. Cannabis is a huge part of Jamaican culture and society, and, as of lately, a growing legal industry.

For many years, Jamaica’s cannabis industry was entirely unregulated, although prohibition was loosely regulated. That changed recently, and Jamaica is now home to an emerging legal medical cannabis industry. Entrepreneurs have tried to keep the legal supply steady, but mother nature is making it hard.

Thu
11
Feb

Jamaica’s Emerging Cannabis Industry Hit Hard By Natural Disasters

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When someone is asked which country they think has the best cannabis, Jamaica will likely be mentioned more often than not.

No other nation is as associated with the cannabis plant as Jamaica.

Cannabis is a huge part of Jamaican culture and society, and as of lately, a growing legal industry.

For many years, Jamaica’s cannabis industry was entirely unregulated, although prohibition was loosely regulated. 

That changed recently, and Jamaica is now home to an emerging legal medical cannabis industry.

Entrepreneurs have tried to keep the legal supply steady, but mother nature is making it hard.

Tue
10
Nov

5 Countries To Visit For The Best Marijuana In World

Cannabis tourism is thriving today on account of more countries legalizing the herb. It has opened paths for enthusiasts to travel far and wide worldwide to enjoy marijuana while embracing the picturesque views. While most countries allow tourists to use the herb, not all can offer the best marijuana.

Does your dream vacation include a good amount of high-grade marijuana? Read on to know the countries that produce the best marijuana you can visit to have a magical time.

Which are the Best Countries for Marijuana Travel?

Like every other marijuana lover, you must be searching for the countries that offer the best marijuana in the world. If you are looking for your next marijuana adventure destination, you’ve reached the right place.

Tue
10
Nov

Jamaica’s Medical Cannabis Industry Held Back By Jittery Bankers

Jamaica’s Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is striving to resolve banking issues impacting the country’s fledgling medical cannabis industry.

It seems many banks in the country are balking at funding medical cannabis operations out of concerns for their relationships with banks in the USA; where cannabusinesses also still struggle with securing financial services.

A meeting was recently held with Jamaican banks to discuss the matter.

“We had a meeting with a major stakeholder in the industry and we have been having meetings with persons who are making the various different proposals on how we deal with this correspondent banking issue,” said  State Minister, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn. “It is a real issue; it is a real concern”.

Wed
16
Sep

A budding product: Jamaica cannabis dispensary touts 'world class' experience

High-end cannabis has made its way to Jamaica's west coast, although that's not new news to anyone familiar with the destination.

Hedonism II, the iconic adults-only playground -- a clothing-optional, lifestyle-friendly, party-hardy resort in Negril -- opened its newest guest amenity earlier this summer.

HedoWeedo is its medicinal marijuana dispensary located within the resort although is independently owned and operated and not part of Hedonism's all-inclusive experience.

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