Marijuana in Jamaica

by Oyster Staff on July 27, 2009

Marijuana in Jamaica

Marijuana in Jamaica

Marijuana in Jamaica is as ubiquitous as braids on the beach, or hats with fake dreadlocks. We’ve been offered it by cab drivers, lifeguards, dudes on jet skis, and numerous musicians. We’ve seen hotel guests smoke it on tennis courts, on their balconies, and on the beach.

Though ganja in Jamaica is easy to find, be prepared for a wide range of quality and prices. You can buy large quantities at cheap prices, but dealers will try to gouge you for a couple of joints or a dime bag.  Also note that although weed in Jamaica is generally tolerated, it is technically illegal, so it’s awfully easy for policemen to bust tourists for a quick fine.

During a day trip to Bob Marley’s birthplace, about an hour outside Ocho Rios, we were inundated with marijuana sales pitches. Men pushed joints into our taxi’s windows the moment we pulled into the parking lot, insisting the only proper way to pay our respects would be to spark up at Bob’s grave site. Later, they took us on a tour of their nearby “plantation.”

Some of our favorite hotels within driving distance of the Marley Museum and all its smoky fun are Gran Bahia Principe JamaicaSandals Grande Beach, Moxons Beach ClubRoyal Plantation and Jamaica Inn.

Also know that herb-free visitors can easily avoid marijuana if they so choose. Jamaica is, after all, one of the most family-friendly islands in the Caribbean.

Local holding marijuana in Jamaica

On the street in Negril. Surrounding Westmoreland Parish is the most fertile spot on the island.

Local smoking weed in Jamaica.

The Nine Mile parking lot, where they try to give you marijuana before you make it out of the car.

Marijuana in Jamaica.

One of many, many varieties of marijuana in Jamaica.

Weed in Jamaica.

A marijuana plantation in Nine Mile, Jamaica.

Local holding marijuana plant in Jamaica.

Our plantation "tour guide" holding marijuana, also known as "collie bud."

Marijuana plantation in Nine Mile, Jamaica.

Marijuana plantation in Nine Mile, Jamaica.

Local giving tour of marijuana plantation in Nine Mile, Jamaica.

For a small plot of land this plantation had an impressively wide variety of marijuana plants.

Local in Nine Mile, Jamaica.

Now those are some gold teeth

Marijuana in Jamaica.

Marijuana in Jamaica. Some folks call it ganja.

Marijuana in Jamaica.

Marijuana in Jamaica.

Weed in Jamaica.

Weed in Jamaica. It's good for the flu.

Marijuana in Jamaica.

Marijuana in Jamaica.

Local at marijuana plantation in Nine Mile, Jamaica.

Local at a marijuana plantation in Nine Mile, Jamaica. Get this man some Visine, stat!

Locals handling marijuana in Nine Mile, Jamaica

Hanging out and playing Dominoes near Bob Marley's birthplace in Nine Mile, Jamaica.

Marijuana in Jamaica

In Jamaica weed is measured in height, not weight.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

david September 26, 2009 at 11:05 pm

i love those plants man. i wish i was there and smoke a big one ciao ganja the best

Mannyfresh November 3, 2009 at 12:28 am

Yum Yum those buds are awesome!!!

nygee myers April 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm

im in atlanta ga my desire is to smoke that gud shyt

Nellyana March 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

De verdad sigo sin entender como en Jamaica se permite estar fumando la marihuana. Por lo que he leido y profundizado en el tema, me han dado a entender que esto se permitio en pequeñas porciones personales y segun la religion que tengas, en Jamaica la mayoria de la poblacion es rastafari y esta religion obliga a fumar marihuana, yo pienso que ese es el por que…pero muchas personas lo interpretan de otra manera que no deberia hacerse.

BigBill May 11, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I’m going to Jamaica Christmas with the wife. Our trip is 100% Ganja motivated. First stop to Bob Marley’s grave and sample some big phat Ganja bud!

D.dog May 18, 2011 at 6:16 pm

smokin up di high grade!!love it yo.need to get my own farm for myself.for realz

andru June 27, 2011 at 5:13 am

nice one

andrea pafie, ars, TZ June 27, 2011 at 5:17 am

i like it

amy strother gallimore July 11, 2011 at 1:12 am

The Rasta in the Gap shirt is mi boyfriend! he look gud! Its very hard for dem in Jamaica so please don’t be offended when they try and make a $ many try hard to take care of their families and children!

unabonger July 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

im so hedn there

spaniard October 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

i buy big ammounts of weed from jamaica
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Al Lopez November 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm

smoking marajuana leads to using more dangerous drugs!!!

HOUSSAME November 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I LOVE YOU BEST MARW

alexa jhonathan December 27, 2011 at 7:04 am

I really want to be in a place where marijuana was not banned!
and I would smoke pot as much as possible!!
until the night was not my limit!

ross March 4, 2012 at 5:29 pm

that shit looks like some shwaggg. i would rather bring my own than buy that hay weed looking shit

zai aziz April 3, 2012 at 2:31 am

what the best men to have it yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy

jamaican April 24, 2012 at 7:54 am

I live in jamaica,in st.andrew.rollington town and I lived in usa,usa get much betta weed,no seeds and real kush sour and piff,that is not in jamaica,trust me dats a fact,I was born and raised here,I been all ova the island and dont see it.I look forward to renewing my visa so I can leave jamaica and go usa and smoke di real high grade,they have mostly greens and skunk in jamaiaca,and its cheap you can get 4 grams for 1.00 US dollars

tuudddwormn512 May 6, 2012 at 10:02 am

damn 1 dollar four grams>? thats just sick

smoke everyday July 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

I live in jamaica,in st.andrew.rollington town and I lived in usa,usa get much betta weed,no seeds and real kush sour and piff,that is not in jamaica,trust me dats a fact,I was born and raised here,I been all ova the island and dont see it.I look forward to renewing my visa so I can leave jamaica and go usa and smoke di real high grade,they have mostly greens and skunk in jamaiaca,and its cheap you can get 4 grams for 1.00 US dollars
can you buy it on the streets?

lordz93 August 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

marry me marj

One Love... One Heart November 26, 2013 at 11:34 am

daaayyymmmm…. that is some greennny leafy shiytttt….. i wanna smoke those in white sand,crytal clear water beach.

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