Bob Marley cannabis brand to launch on late star’s 71st Birthday

'Marley Natural' is launched this weekend

Reggae icon Bob Marley will be releasing the first in a slated line of cannabis products this weekend, it has been revealed.

Marking the anniversary of his 71st Birthday on the 6th February 2016, ‘Marley Natural’ has been made in conjunction with The Marley Estate and New York based Privateer Holdings. It’s the first line to be released, with more to follow.

“If my father was here physically, he would be up front advocating for this plant, so we are very proud to put our Marley Natural brand out there,” Stephen Marley told Biillboard.


“Our team has visited hundreds of farms around the world, learning all about growing processes and different strains, trying to find the best quality cannabis there is,” explains Marley Natural Product Manager Tahira Rehmatullah.

Some states in the US have a decriminalization policy in effect, where Marijuana is sold through state controlled ‘dispensaries’ – but marijuana can only be distributed in areas where it is grown.

“Our goal is to work with all local farmers in every jurisdiction where we are offering cannabis,” adds Rehmatullah.
Marley Green, a hybrid and suggested for novice herb users; Marley Gold; Marley Red; and the THC-concentrated Marley Black, for regular smokers of the plant.

“Rastas were chastised and imprisoned for this plant so as a Rasta youth, learning of that journey, it is a victory to see where we are today, to have the opportunity to not only smoke it but learn about its different components and uses,” Stephen Marley also noted.

Last year, author Marlon James became the first Jamaican author to win The Man Booker Prize, after writing a book based on a fictional account of an attempted assassination on the star’s life.


Stephen Marley will be performing at The Marley Natural launch party which will also double up as Marley’s 71st birthday celebration. Joining him will be Major Lazer’s Jillionaire, Yaardcore, Kitty Cash and Shinehead.