Live broadcast to mark the five-year anniversary of the first legal sale of cannabis in the Caribbean to include guest appearances from Ky-Mani Marley, Chi Ching Ching, and other special ganja enthusiasts
KINGSTON, Jamaica and LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kaya Group (“Kaya”) or (“the Company”) (OTC: NUGL), the first medicinal Ganja herb house in the Caribbean and holistic, wellness-focused ecosystem, announced today plans to officially mark the five-year milestone of medical ganja sales in Jamaica with a live broadcast on Irie Fm and guest appearances from Ky-Mani Marley, Chi Ching Ching, and other special ganja enthusiasts.
In February 2015, Jamaica’s legislature voted to amend the nation’s cannabis laws to allow the possession of up to 2 ounces and the cultivation of up to five plants. Practitioners of the Rastafari faith could use cannabis for religious purposes, and tourists with a prescription for medical marijuana could apply for permits to purchase small amounts. On March 10, 2018, Balram Vaswani, a long-time advocate for the legalization of marijuana, opened the first legal, medical marijuana dispensary, Kaya Herb House, in Drax Hall, St. Ann.
The Jamaican operations of Kaya Group include three Kaya Herb House premium retail locations. The Kaya Herb House in Kingston is located minutes from the Bob Marley Museum, Jamaica House, the Office of the Prime Minister, and the French Embassy in the heart of Kingston within the golden triangle. The Falmouth location of Kaya Herb House is near the cruise ship terminal and about 30 minutes from Montego Bay. Kaya Herb House’s flagship retail complex, cultivation, and processing operations are in Ocho Rios. Kaya recently opened the first phase of its Wellness Center at The Gap, located in the pristine hills of the Jamaican Blue Mountains, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Ky-Mani Marley is the only child of reggae musician Bob Marley and Jamaican table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. He was born in Falmouth, Jamaica, and topped the British reggae charts in 1996 with his hit single Dear Dad. In addition to receiving a Grammy nomination for his album, Many More Roads, Ky-Mani Marley starred in the Jamaican films Shottas and One Love. In 2008, he founded the Love Over All Foundation to help alleviate illiteracy and poverty and to promote positive change in underprivileged communities across the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States through the distribution of grants. He was named ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Better World Awards and is currently wrapping up production on his new movie Vendetta for which he plays lead role and executive producer.