What are herb houses?

Herb houses are what cannabis dispensaries are called in Jamaica – thanks to the Rastafarians, who use ganja in their sacred rites and have, for many decades, referred to it as the “herb”. The fulfillment of your Jamaican ganja vacation experience will, more than likely, involve a visit to one the herb houses that are popping all over the island. We highly recommend this. These establishments are nothing like the sterile dispensaries you may be familiar with. They are equal parts medical clinic, Amsterdam-style coffee shop, hipster boutique and spa with elegant, comfortable smoking rooms. Plus, very knowledgeable bud tenders to educate you about their unique local strains. We are working on more comprehensive reviews of these unique cannabis dispensaries based on our own site visits and interviews. Stay tuned!


    Manor Park, Kingston Dispensary 8 Upper Manor Park Plaza, 184 Constant Spring Road, Kingston +1 876 883 5103 Portmore Dispensary Rooftop at McMaster’s Centre, Lot 18, Portmore Town Centre, Portmore +1 876 306 3552 New Kingston Dispensary Unit 9 New Kingston Business Centre, 45-47 Grenada Crescent, Kingston +1 876 454 0645 Ocho Rios Dispensary Shop 12 Island Village, Turtle River Road, Ocho Rios +1 876 509 7922

    Jacana has been cultivating cannabis on its 100-acre, organic, sun-grown farm in the mountains of St Ann, Jamaica for some years. In addition to the farm, its activities a include a pharmaceutical-grade lab and manufacturing facility, cannabis research and development and, four retail dispensaries. The company has already brought several new medical cannabis products to market. Jacana’s aim is to make its dispensary exceptional not just because of the quality of its products but by elegant design and an in-store customer experience that is educational and fun.

  • Kaya Herb House

    1 Weed Street, Greenwich Park, Drax Hall, Ocho Rios
    876 627 9333 1 Trelawny St, Falmouth 876-996-4617 herbhouse@kayainc.net

    .Kaya avers a primary focus on health and wellness tourism. Both of its retail facilities are in mostly tourist areas. Their first store in Ocho Rios is a little over an hour’s drive from Kingston; the 2nd, in Falmouth seems to be specifically targeting cruise ship visitors. They’ve announced plans to open 5 more. Kaya proudly states that its growth operation combines traditional methods with modern techniques to produce what it considers to be among then best quality ganja in the world. They have produced 18 Cannabis Cup winner strains.

  • Epican Jamaica

    67 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 1-3 Jimmy Cliff Boulevard, Montego Bay
    876-668-7676 | 876-615-6362 info@epican.com

    The success of Epican’s Kingston location inevitably led to the opening of a second establishment on the “Hip Strip” in Jamaica’s second city, Montego Bay, to serve both local and visiting patients. Plans have been announced plans for 3 additional stores. The company employs scores of small, local farmers at its growing facility in the Blue Mountains and was the first company to be granted a license to cultivate and then subsequently process and retail medical grade ganja in Jamaica.

  • Island Strains Herb House

    Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay
    (876) 418-7656 islandstrains@gmail.com

    Owned and operated by an American/Jamaican married couple, Island Strains boasts that all its herb is 100% local from seed to sale. It offers a wide variety cannabis strains suited for medical conditions such as insomnia, pain management, nausea, anxiety, depression, loss of appetite among others.

  • Sensi Medical Cannabis House

    Pulse Centre, 38A Trafalgar Road, Kingston 5 Chances Beach, Norman Manley Boulevard, Negril
    876-615-4984 sensi.kgn@gmail.com

    Like the other Jamaican herb houses Sensi seems to be also somewhat vertically integrated, sourcing ganja from their own farm supplemented by a network of small growers. This is one we intend to follow keenly not only because of their ambitious growth plans but also because they seem to be doing exciting things in the area of cannabis and cuisine. With a significant investment from NYSE listed Aphria one of the largest cannabis companies in the world, this new player is evidence of the opportunities that foreign players see in the Jamaican ganja scene. Sensi promises a range of new and exciting products as well as protection of the islands small cannabis farmers who are the backbone of the industry.

  • Itopia Life

    10A West Kings House, Kingston 10 JAMAICA W.I.
    DISPENSARY (876) 668-0510 info@itopialife.com

    Like many of the Jamaican herb shops, Itopia is a vertically integrated business with growth operations and processing at a production facility on Jamaica’s north coast and retail sales in Kingston. In addition to opening more retail locations across the island, the company aspires to establish an integrated multi-national network of cannabis operations throughout the Caribbean and the world.

  • OHJA LIfe

    90 Barbican Road, Kingston 8, #1, Fairview Annex, Montego Bay
    (876) 390 1980 info@ohjalife.life

    With locations in Jamaica’s two largest cities, Kingston and Montego Bay, OHJA is one of the newest entrants on the island’s burgeoning herb house landscape. The dispensary carries a wide range of products with the stated mission of serving a broad spectrum of user experiences – whether this be enjoying a joint, vaporizing, dabbing or consuming edibles. Like most of the Jamaican herb houses, OHJA is vertically integrated with its own growing operation and offers ganja farm tours which you can book right from their website.


    2 3/4 Ruthven Road, Kingston 10
    876-330-2471 support@starbudsjamaica.com

    This herb house is in the heart of Kingston not far from the Bob Marley Museum. It is the first international location for U.S. based Star Buds which operates dispensaries in Colorado, Maryland, and Oklahoma. Unlike Jamaica’s mostly vertically integrated dispensaries, Star Buds procures its entire inventory from local suppliers with the stated mission of supporting the local ganja industry. Also, unlike most other herb houses that dispense prepacked products, customers at Star Buds can see and examine product before having it packaged for them.


    Hedonism II Resort, Negril

    HedoWeedo is Jamaica's first resort-based ganja medical dispensary. And, although located within the environs of Negril’s famous, “clothes optional” Hedonism II resort, it is a free-standing, independently owned entity that serves all comers, not just the resort’s guests. Its stated mission is to deliver a unique, world-class Jamaican ganja experience combined with expert personalized service in safe and comfortable environment to experienced cannabis users and novices alike. HedoWeedo specializes in high-end craft cannabis with products ranging from joints to flowers and oils - all cultivated by local farmers.


    Shop EU7, Whitter Village, 1091 Morgan Rd, Montego Bay

    Outlier’s flagship dispensary is located at Whitter Village in Montego Bay across from Hotel Riu and Sandals Royal Caribbean and just minutes away from all the major resorts in the area. The intention was, of course, to make the facility convenient for both locals and tourists.The dispensary offers products to treat ailments such as anxiety, depression, disease, and pain management.Like most Jamaican dispensaries, Outlier is vertically integrated with operations that include a ganja farm and tour company


    West End Road, Negril
    (876) 813-9987

    This dispensary and medical cannabis wellness facility is nestled on the beautiful cliffs of Negril’s West Endover looking the Caribbean and is only a few minutes from Orange Hill, a district which many believe grows the best cannabis in the world.Doc’s Place bills itself as a “global center of excellence for medical cannabis therapy” and is supported by an impressive roster of Jamaican and internationally certified physicians. In addition to a medical cannabis dispensary with several award winning strains, its amenities include, a smoking area, saltwater infinity pool, seawater Jacuzzi, tranquility garden with fresh vegetables and herbs, a four-room wellness center, rooftop sunset bar, a serenity zone for infused massaging, guest house, and restaurant.


    47 Main Street, Ocho Rios

    This herb house, restaurant, and bar in Ocho Rios does not have much of a website and provides almost no public information about what it does but patrons have written about its great vibez, good food and music, nice selection of beers, great prices, wonderful people and broad variety of authentic Jamaican strains. Its cannabis menu offers loose flower and pre-rolls.


    Rural Retreat, Claremont
    876-345-6541 info@mellowbudfarms.com

    "From seed to sale, we provide farm grown, artisan cannabis of the utmost quality. Each plant is hand nurtured, slow dried, and cured to perfection in our climate-controlled vault"