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Outside of making music and burning good herb, Jesse Royal enjoys cooking, reading, football, and most importantly, connecting with his community in Jamaica as an activist. He aims to start a conversation about the accessibility of cannabis in his native country, ensuring that those who really need it can get it, even if they can’t afford it.
“[In Jamaica] we kind of feel like herb has a big part to play in terms of the movement of us as a human race — in terms of our thinking, in terms of how we deal with each other, in terms of the way we deal with ourselves … it’s good to see the world moving in the right direction and I can’t wait until we actually see the benefits that we’ll reap from a society where we normalize medicine that is natural.”
Check out these five weed products that Jesse Royal can’t live without.
Lion Paw strain
“The Lion Paw strain, which we developed specifically for our community in Jamaica, [is a] high, high grade indica with certain tones that are understandable by our people, and to see the reception from them is excellent, you know what I mean? We and Jacana, who is the premiere dispensary in Jamaica right now, are really trying to change, in a social way, the idea of herb and herb consumption in Jamaica. This is a big mission, but we’re glad to be a part of it.”
Black Raw Rolling Papers
These unique rolling papers from Raw are produced in the Alcoy region of Spain, where dry winds keep humidity low and the quality of the paper super high. The papers are designed to be so thin that you can truly taste all of the terps in your trees. It’s no wonder Royal uses these every single day.
Raw Glass Rolling Tray
Made of the sturdiest translucent glass, the Raw glass rolling tray is designed to hold all the nugs you need while sitting perfectly in your lap for convenient rolling in any location. For Royal, the best part about this rolling tray is its “stashability as well as the usefulness.”
A classic for good reason, GSC is a sativa-leaning hybrid bred by the illustrious Cookie Fam. Royal dubs this strain as one of his all-time favourites and said that he loves everything about it, from its flavour notes to the care that’s given to the herb throughout the cultivation process.
Iaso Goods Four Piece Grinder
As someone who rolls up everyday, a quality grinder is essential to Royal. The Iaso Goods four-piece 1.75-inch grinder is made of the highest quality stainless steel, ensuring that no harmful materials — like aluminium shavings — end up in your flower. “Because of the quantity of herb we smoke, this is needed.”