Legendary singer Bob Marley was known for his love of marijuana and will be the face of what’s being coined as the “world’s first global brand of marijuana.” As if he wasn’t the face of marijuana anyway!
Marley’s family and a private equity firm based in Seattle has announced the creation of Marley Natural, “a premium cannabis brand rooted in the life and legacy” of Bob Marley.
The line will include marijuana-infused creams, accessories and strains of Jamaican cannabis (the kind Marley liked to smoke.) The products will be sold in its own packaging and will be marketed by the same companies that work with New Balance and Starbucks Coffee. The cannabis itself will come in the form of buds and oils.
Marley’s wife Rita says the singer used to smoke about a pound of marijuana a week and would be proud of this business venture. Rita says Bob dreamed of a legal market for marijuana and would never call it drugs – he felt it was spiritual, gifted to us by God.
Marley Natural will be available in late 2015.
Source: USA Today