Bob Marley becomes face of marijuana brand

Late reggae legend Bob Marley is to be the face of the world’s first international cannabis brand, Marley Natural, a company specializing in selling marijuana and related products.

The late reggae legend’s family have struck a deal with private equity firm Privateer Holdings to launch Marley Natural, a new company that will offer “heirloom Jamaican cannabis strains” inspired by the marijuana smoked by the ‘No Woman, No Cry’ singer.

Cedella Marley – Bob’s daughter – insists the business is inspired by her father’s belief the herbal drug was “spiritual” and could “deepen our reflection”.

Speaking about the business, said: “My dad would be so happy to see people understanding the healing power of the herb. He viewed the herb as something spiritual that could awaken our well-being, deepen our reflection, connect us to nature and liberate our creativity … It is an authentic way to honour his legacy by adding his voice to the conversation about cannabis and helping end the social harms caused by prohibition.”

Brendan Kennedy – chief executive of Privateer Holdings, which sspecializesin cannabis related investments – said: “There is probably no better known cultural icon related to cannabis than Bob Marley. He called cannabis the herb and he said the herb is the healing of the nation. And he wasn’t talking about a country, he was talking about mankind.”

Marley Natural, which will be based in New York City, will start shipping its products to cities and countries where marijuana is now legal from next year, however, its cannabis will be grown and distributed locally in those places in order to adhere to local regulations on the drug.

As well as ganja in its natural form, the company will also sell creams, accessories and lotions inspired by weed and Marley the man.

The Jamaican musician – who died in 1981 from cancer at the age of 36 – was a Rastafarian and therefore believed smoking cannabis was honouring God’s will, according to the Biblical passage Psalms 104:14.

The holy text states: “He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man.”

0 thoughts on “Bob Marley becomes face of marijuana brand”

  1. Yes we do. Our leaders have become Monsanto spokespeople. Let the west feed its people with this GMO first before they come to tell us how good they are. All foods which contain GMO should have a clear label on them so that the people can choose whether they want it or not

  2. We do indeed have the luxury to say no because we have resources that if well utilized we can feed ourselves and others

  3. Kenya does not need GMOs or GM foods. Kenya needs leaders who care about our farmers enough to support them in transforming from old agricultural practices to using modern technologies in agriculture and agribusiness, increase productivity of our farms and improve access to markets. I wonder, why is our government so quick to push for GM foods and very slow to adopt modern irrigation technologies (like the Israeli Kibbutz) in the ASALs? There is no reason why Kenya should face food shortages in this day and age. Bottom line, Kenya today is the worst form of “Shamba La Wanyama”. Inequality and injustice abounds. The only people who stand to benefit from the introduction of GMOs and GM foods are, as you so well put it, the well-fed political and media classes, like yourself!

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