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Get Free Ganja At This Jamaican Hostel For Cleaning Up Beach Trash

By Stephanie Ogbogu

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Protecting the planet has its perks.

Germaican Hostel, located in Port Antonio, Jamaica, is gifting good samaritans with a “pure ganja no tobacco added” joint if they pick up a bucket’s worth of trash at  Long Bay Beach.

Marian, the 33-year-old founder of the hostel, says that he came to up with the idea to give a gift of a spliff after being upset over the trash on the beach.

“I was just totally upset with all the garbage around us,” he said. “so the last months I did a lot of research about trash, especially about plastic trash. I often saw some pics where people offered free coffee for a bucket of trash. My girlfriend made a joke, she said, ‘In Jamaica, we should offer free spliffs.'”

So, instead of free coffee, Marian rolled 56 spliffs and placed a sign on the beach. 30 minutes later, the first beach cleaner arrived to pick up their bucket of trash.

“One of the funniest things about all that, the two buckets I bought were more expensive than all the joints,” he continued. “The buckets are at the bar next to my sign, so take up a bucket, walk the beach, fill it, bring it to the bar and get a spliff. These are presents. All the garbage which is collected will be taken by the local garbage collection; they take it to the landfills.”


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