Yeah Mon: Marley Natural Ganja Brand Soon Come

The Marley family has inked a deal with the Seattle-based Privateer Holdings that will create a new marijuana brand called Marley Natural.

Privateer's Brendan Kennedy. 'Bob Marley started to push for legalization 50 years ago. We're going to help him finish it.'

The three-tiered product rollout, expected for late 2015, will include:

• The Herb: heirloom cannabis strains, including some of Bob Marley's favorites,

• Topicals: cannabis and hemp infused lotions and balms mades with Jamaican botanicals,

• Accessories: handcrafted and limited edition products inspired by those Bob Marley enjoyed.

The Marley Natural website explains: "Marley Natural is the world's first global cannabis brand. Our mission is to champion Bob's voice and his insight to help people realize the positive potential of cannabis for the mind, body and spirit. Along the way, we want to help undo the suffering and injustice of cannabis prohibition around the world."

The narration on the video below goes: "In Bob Marley's vision for a better world, one united by love, respect and social justice, he advocates for the positive power of the herb. To liberate our creativity, to encourage our reflection and as the healing of the nation. Inspired by his deep respect for nature, for its power to awaken our well being, we embark on a new chapter of his legacy. To realize more fully in the world the many benefits of cannabis for the mind, body and spirit. Make way for the positive day."

Marley's quoted about ganja: "When you smoke the herb it reveals you to yourself." However, there are no photos of him smoking it.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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