The Marley family and Docklight Brands have announced that the Marley Natural cannabis store is open and welcoming visitors in Kingston, Jamaica.
The reggae legend’s former home and recording studio at 56 Hope Road, now known as the Bob Marley Museum, is also host to the new flagship Marley Natural dispensary and smoking lounge.
Marley Natural, which claims to be the world’s first global cannabis brand, was born out of a collaboration between the Marley family and Docklight Brands Inc, which holds exclusive global rights to Bob Marley cannabinoid products.
“I think my father would be pleased to see that a herb house is opening at the Bob Marley Museum,” said Bob Marley’s son, Stephen Marley.
“When I think of how far the world has progressed, surrounding its attitudes toward cannabis and to finally recognise its many positive qualities, [this] is exactly what my father and the Rastafarian community have been saying for over 40 years. He has done so much to foster a positive understanding, it’s just right that we do this for him and his legacy.”
The newly constructed herb house has been approved by the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), which permits both locals and tourists to consume cannabis for medical and therapeutic purposes. The outlet promises to exclusively offer Marley Natural cannabis grown in St Ann, Jamaica, the birth place of Bob Marley. Its opening is expected to allow qualified consumers to enjoy authentic cannabis in eighths, pre-rolls, and vape cartridges inside the historic space.
In addition to cannabis, the retail location will sell a full line of Marley Natural accessories, including grinders, cases, holders, trays, bubblers, and other Marley-branded products.
Future locations are planned at Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston and elsewhere across the island.