Washington (AFP) – Thirty-three years after his untimely death, ganja-loving reggae icon Bob Marley is being remembered with an eponymous brand of top-end marijuana, his family said Tuesday.
Marley Natural is being pitched as “a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy” of one of Jamaica’s greatest cultural exports, just as the United States slowly shifts towards legalized pot.
“It just seems natural that Daddy should be part of this conversation,” said Cedella Marley, 47, the singer-songwriter’s daughter.
“As Daddy would say, ‘make way for the positive day’,” she said in a video aired by NBC television, the first to report the development.
The marijuana brand is being developed with a Washington state based company and is intended to be sold in the US and possibly internationally starting next year.
Marley, who died of cancer in May 1981 at the age of 36…
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