Bob Marley Brand Marijuana On Its Way
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014

  • Posted by: Austin Price

When you think Bob Marley you probably think simultaneously of his music and his love of the ole' herb. There's no shame admitting that: we all had the friend in college with that poster (you know exactly the poster I'm talking about) and most of us probably really listened to him for the first time only while we were lighting up. So of course it only makes sense that his family, feeling the direction of wind and recognizing that legalized marijuana is now an inevitability instead of a dream, would decide to capitalize on circumstances and start marketing a brand of marijuana.

To get "Marley Natural" (that's the brand name for this particular product) into the pipes and papers of puffers everywhere, Marley's estate -- led by Rohan (Bob's son), Cedellla (Marley's daughter) and his widow, Rita -- have partnered with Privateer Holdings for distribution. Though this seems like a bit of mercenary gold-digging on my part (somewhere it doesn't seem to jive that Marley, who as his daughter said, "viewed the herb as something spiritual that could...connect us to nature and liberate our creativity," would be OK with turning that spiritual drug into a product) it's not what you could call "inappropriate."

What is inappropriate is the fact that they're also releasing a whole line of lotions, creams and accessories to go with this but this is nothing new. Bob Marley left a massive, remarkably well-preserved corpse for the vultures to pick over: just consider this the natural evolution of that infamous poster...
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