Meet the man who found Bob Marley’s long-lost ganja
Scientist in Jamaica is bringing back the supreme cultivar that had long vanished
A supreme ganja, smoked by Rastas and even Bob Marley himself in the 1970s? This pipe dream of every self-respecting ganja aficionado is becoming reality again thanks to the horticultural talents of a scientist in Jamaica.
Amid mangoes, lychees and other jackfruit, Dr Machel Emanuel has planted a field of cannabis plants measuring dozens of square metres – cannabis cultivated in the open, in greenhouses or in his lab in the botanical garden of the biology department at the University of the West Indies in Kingston.
His speciality: landrace cannabis, which grew naturally in Jamaica before it disappeared as a result of human intervention...