Doc's Place Negril

in #reggaesteem11 months ago

I ended up in Negril sometime in 2018. I came for a short time and ended up staying about 8 months. That was the first time. Negril has a way of pulling people in. My main problem with Negril is there just isn't much to do. Coupled with the ever present serenade of reggae music, if you want, slow, easy days, Negril works, hands down. If you even have an inkling for excitement, you're better off waiting for an event or festival to make you trip.

Negril is noted for some of the best music events and ganja festivals hosted in Jamaica. The famed Dream Weekend (August) takes place during the late Sumer months, while Rastafari Rootzfest - Ganjamaica Cup, being held on December 20- 22, this year (yes, you can still get tickets here:, is a staple of the calendar for any avid ganja enthusiast. With the "freeing of the herb" somewhat locally, Negril is now seeing a boost in advertised marijuana locations with accommodations. I say "advertised" because this was all against the law a mere 5 years ago and how times have changed.

Fast forward to 2019. August saw the opening of Negril's first medical cannabis dispensary. Apollon Formularies an international partnership between North American and Jamaican interests. It is the first of its kind globally, offering exclusive cannabis treatment for local and visiting patients. They have an in-patient facility presently with four rooms and expansions plans for a 100 room location shortly.


As with all of the local dispensaries and herb-houses, they carry premium cannabis products including house strains and their award winning oils. The team recently won the award for the "Best Solvent Extract" called Super Lemon Haze at this year's CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo's (September) edition of the Jack Herer Cup. The first in Jamaica and a good salute to an operation that has only been operational for a few months.

So, on one level, I guess there is a lot going on in Negril. I'll have to take a journey down One Love Drive, also called West End Road. It's the part of Negril where people live, not just play. Then again, playing in Negril, could just be lying on the beach with a cold Red Stripe and a vaporizer pen.

Posted via ReggaeSteem | Reggae Culture Rewarded

Welcome @dmilliz's cousin, good to see you here :D

Posted via ReggaeSteem | Reggae Culture Rewarded

Medical cannabis treatment clinic? Lol. Spending 8 months in Negril sounds like a great way to lower the stress of everyday life.

Posted via ReggaeSteem | Reggae Culture Rewarded

@crypticat It is. I'm going to organize a retreat for next year. It s an experience. It's also Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer's stomping ground. Bunny still lives here. old, but he's here.

Posted via ReggaeSteem | Reggae Culture Rewarded

Yo Cat, this is actually my cousin in real life. He knows Donald and Miyard.

Posted using Partiko iOS

Yep @dmilliz, we are cousins in real life. Do you have other cousins?... Actually, maybe you do. What's up cuz? Good to be here, I'll post more frequently for sure. #OneLove.

Posted via ReggaeSteem | Reggae Culture Rewarded

Nice to see you posting coz, get in all that weed and Jamaican content. It’s a good look. Hope all is well with you.

Posted using Partiko iOS

Congratulations @ganjactivist! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You received more than 250 upvotes. Your next target is to reach 500 upvotes.

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:

SteemFest Meet The Stemians Contest - The mysterious rule revealed
SteemFest⁴ - Meet the Steemians Contest
Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!

@ganjactivist, Good to know about the Magical aspect which hold by the Negril. Stay blessed.

Posted using Partiko Android

Congratulations @ganjactivist!
Your post was mentioned in the Steem Hit Parade for newcomers in the following category:

  • Upvotes - Ranked 6 with 262 upvotes