jamaican weed strains

7 Jamaican Cannabis Strains to Try in Honor of Bob Marley’s Birthday

Today we honor the birthday of Robert Nesta Marley. The Reggae legend, better known as Bob, would have turned 72 today. To celebrate the man who spent so much of his life singing the songs of universal peace, love and, of course, cannabis, we give you seven strains that were influenced by him and his home island of Jamaica.

1. Jamaican

The Jamaican strain refers to the indigenous varieties of cannabis (or landraces) that grow natively in this region of the world. Because of Jamaica’s latitude and climate, these varieties tend to be sativa in structure and effect.

2. Lamb’s Bread

Also called “Lamb’s Breath,” Lamb’s Bread is a bright green and sticky sativa strain. The effects have been known to give mass amounts of energy and positive introspection. Stress subsides quickly from the Lamb’s Bread buzz, which can help ease depression. The origins of this plant comes from Jamaica and it has been reported that even Bob Marley himself has encountered this wonderful slice of cannabis genealogy.

3. Jamaican Pearl

Jamaican Pearl is a sweetly potent outdoor sativa strain from Dutch breeder Sensi Seeds whose presence will bring a taste of the Caribbean to cannabis consumers. Jamaica is home to sativas of astounding quality and potency, selectively bred for countless generations. This strain, a genetic cross between Marley’s Collie and Early Pearl, provides a nice breezy cerebral sensation with tropical flavors.

4. King’s Bread

Said to be a sativa landrace from the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, King’s Bread (or King’s Breath) delivers mellowing and euphoric cerebral effects. Finger-like bulbs reach out from the citrus-scented buds wrapped in crystal trichomes. Lamb’s Bread is counted among its progeny, although King’s Bread’s lineage is not well documented. Pain relief, appetite stimulation, and stress alleviation are just a few of the therapeutic benefits King’s Bread has to offer.

5. Jamaican Dream

Jamaican Dream is a 90% sativa bred by Eva Seeds using Jamaican genetics. A subtle and sweet flavor carries you through to an elevated mood and weightless euphoria. The effects are light enough to start your day with, making this strain ideal for early treatment of depression and fatigue. Jamaican Dream’s pointed, compact buds will finish their flowering cycle after 42 to 45 days indoors, or at the end of September in outdoor gardens.

6. Marley’s Collie

Marley’s Collie is an indica-dominant hybrid bred by Sensi Seeds that won the Dutch High Life Cup in 1999. These sticky, spiky buds offer a pungent sweet aroma with musky Afghani undertones, delivering effects that are strong in both physical and cerebral sensation. Indoor and outdoor grows can expect flowers between 60 and 65 days.

7. Jamaican Lion

Jamaican Lion is a high-CBD sativa strain with mildly psychoactive effects that stimulate creativity and focus without the loss of functionality. Its rich genetic background combines Mountain Lion — a Rockbud and Lionheart cross — with a Jamaican sativa known as Yarders. Shadrock, Jamaican Lion’s creator, first brought the strain to California in 2007, where it was distributed to patients by Harborside. Ushered in by a sweet herbal aroma, Jamaican Lion induces mild psychoactivity that carries through despite its low THC content. Sensory perception sharpens as bad moods dull in clear-headed sensations that can be described as simultaneously uplifting and calming. Few strains compare to Jamaican Lion as it eases pain, anxiety, and inflammation without intoxication or mental cloudiness. Its CBD content is highest around week 9 of flowering, but if you’re looking for more of a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC, Shadrock recommends harvesting at week 8 instead.

Have you tried any of these Jamaican strains? If so, leave your review on the strain’s detail page. If these don’t sound like your kind of cannabis, use the Leafly Explorer to find the strain with the flavors and effects you are looking. Happy Birthday Bob! Stir it up!

To celebrate Bob Marley, a man who spent his life singing songs of universal peace, love, and cannabis, here are 7 strains that were influenced by him and his home island of Jamaica.


Jamaican Strain

In this category of the Jamaican marijuana strain we can find the autochthonous strains or crosses made with Jamaican genetics.

  • Clearly fruity
  • Incense
  • Balanced Hybrid
  • Sativa
  • Average
  • Short

Possible medical uses

Possible medical uses

  • No
  • Some
  • Many active
  • Quite active
  • Slightly active
  • Average
  • High
  • High
  • Medium
  • Small
  • A few
  • Some










1 to 10 seeds packs

  • Terms
  • How to use this website?
  • Delivery
  • Grow guides
  • Marijuana’s history


1 to 10 seeds packs


4 to 9 seeds packs


4 to 9 seeds packs


1 to 5 seeds packs

Jamaica is well known for its excellent relationship with marijuana or, as it is locally called, the ganja. The Rastafari movement and singers like Bob Marley have placed Jamaican weed on the spot but it was not always this way. During the years as a British colony the Jamaican fields were full of sugar and cotton and, to work them, tens of thousands of workers came from India. Luckily they brought the first marijuana Indian seeds grown in Jamaica, and this was a game changer moment.

Over the years these plants adapted to Jamaican climate and became strains with very long flowering, highly cerebral sativa effect and intense citrus flavor. Later with the globalization and the arrival of feminized seeds to Jamaica, sadly many of its landrace have been practically lost. One of the most mythical Jamaican landraces is the Lambs Bread which is already very hard to find and those that you can find, have strong influences of Skunk genetics.

The popularization of Jamaican genetics came in the late 70s with the Rastafari movement and the success achieved by some Jamaican Reggae singers, such as Bob Marley. They brought to worldwide fame the marijuana they consumed. From that moment the respect and the search for the Jamaican genetics reached its highest point, spreading it all over the world.

Jamaican Seeds

In Experiencia Natural we always try to offer the best genetics in each marijuana strain, this way we recommend the following Jamaican strains:

We always look for the purest genetics, with Jamaican strains is complicated but the Eva Seeds Jamaican Dream is a cross with a Jamaican landrace collected by the people of Eva Seeds that offers its powerful sativa effect and a fairly short flowering.

Another strain we can offer to you is Laughing Buddha from Barney’s Farm, a Jamaican genetics with strong sativa effect, very cerebral and long flowering. A pleasure for the senses.

From Sensi Seeds we offer the Jamaican Pearl, available in feminized and regular version, which is the result of the crossing of the now disappeared Marley’s Collie (Jamaican genetics), a very tasty hybrid, fruity and adapted to the coldest climates.

Sale of Jamaican strains, the unique character of Jamaican now with free shipping and gift. ]]>