Travel: In Jamaica, 'Ganja' Tours Are Made Available To Marijuana Fans

JAMAICA:  Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.

Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical — and technically illegal — journeys to some of the island’s hidden cannabis plantations, where pot tourists can sample such strains as “purple kush” and “pineapple skunk.”

The tours pass through places like Nine Mile, the tiny hometown of reggae legend, and famous pot-lover, Bob Marley. Here, in Jamaica’s verdant central mountains, dreadlocked men escort curious visitors to a farm where deep-green marijuana plants grow out of the reddish soil. Similar tours are offered just outside the western resort town of Negril, where a marijuana mystique has drawn weed-smoking vacationers for decades. [Read more…]

Travel: In Jamaica, 'Ganja' Tours Are Made Available To Marijuana Fans

JAMAICA:  Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur.

Call them ganja tours: smoky, mystical — and technically illegal — journeys to some of the island’s hidden cannabis plantations, where pot tourists can sample such strains as “purple kush” and “pineapple skunk.”

The tours pass through places like Nine Mile, the tiny hometown of reggae legend, and famous pot-lover, Bob Marley. Here, in Jamaica’s verdant central mountains, dreadlocked men escort curious visitors to a farm where deep-green marijuana plants grow out of the reddish soil. Similar tours are offered just outside the western resort town of Negril, where a marijuana mystique has drawn weed-smoking vacationers for decades. [Read more…]

SF Bulls, America's Most Marijuana-Friendly Pro Sports Team, Hosts Weed Fundraiser

CALIFORNIA: The best parts about the Cow Palace these days are the memories. The site of legendary concerts and epic pro wrestling bouts is today best known for gun shows, the annual Dickens Fair, and a hockey franchise that has — so far, anyway — survived playing in one of the poorest venues for hockey we’ve seen.

That said, everyone is lining up behind the San Francisco Bulls, whose second year in Daly City begins tonight when Mayor Ed Lee drops the ceremonial first puck. One reason for the Bulls’ popularity — aside from the quality of play, which is quite good — may be the atmosphere at the Cow Palace on game nights: it’s full of weed smoke. [Read more…]

In Jamaica, A Push To Legalize Pot In Bid To Spark Economy

JAMAICA:Napa and Sonoma have their wine tours, and travelers flock to Scotland to sample the fine single malt whiskies. But in Jamaica, farmers are offering a different kind of trip for a different type of connoisseur. [Read more…]

Colorado Marijuana Dispensary Names Cannabis Strain After CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta

COLORADO: Joining a long list of celebrities like Willie Nelson and Barack Obama who have namesake cannabis strains, a new type of medical marijuana –  Gupta Kush – has been named after CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. [Read more…]