Jamaica Plain's Seed adult cannabis dispensary opens – Jamaica Plain Gazette


On Saturday March 13 Jamaica Plain’s first adult-use cannabis dispensary and the nation’s first Social Justice Cannabis Museum opened in Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain.

      Core Cannabis’s Seed Dispensary and attached Social Justice Cannabis Museum opened at 401 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain with a ribbon cutting that included the dispensary and museum’s founders, staff and the now Acting-Mayor of Boston Kim Janey.

      The unique dispensary has already gained national recognition for being the first dispensary in the US with a social justice museum attached to the project.

      One of the first exhibits will feature Boston native Niambe McIntosh, daughter of legendary Jamaican Reggae Musician, former Wailer and cannabis activist, Peter Tosh.

      McIntosh is a member of the dispensary’s Social Justice Cannabis Museum’s Curating Council and will tell the story of how her brother Jawara Tosh lost his life to the drug war.

      On February 21, 2017 Jawara, also a musician and marijuana activist like his father, was beaten into a coma by a fellow inmate while he was serving a one-year sentence for marijuana possession in New Jersey.

      Jawara, 37 at the time, was later transported to a Boston hospital and died in 2020 after spending three years in a coma.

      “He would call me from the jail and say hey Niambe, can you read this scripture?” his sister told Rolling Stone after her brother’s death. She said his nightly routine with his children included reading the Bible together, and he kept it up while incarcerated, with his sister’s help.

      The museum includes a space that features a six by eight replica jail cell where McIntosh will narrate her brother’s story. Guests are able to sit in the jail cell and listen to McIntosh’s story,

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