If Bob Marley were alive today, he would have just finished ringing in his 71st birthday. He was born February 6, 1945. Even though the reggae legend and political-artistic leader is no longer on this earth, his legacy lives on in countless hearts and minds.
Every year, Toronto declares February 6 a Bob Marley Day, in commemoration of Bob Marley’s advocacy of promoting peace and standing up for what is right through his music and lyrics.
According to Business Wire, Marley Natural, a private company developed by Bob Marley’s family and funded with support from the Privateer Holdings of Seattle, is launching a new lineup of marijuana goodies to celebrate Marley’s 71st birthday.
The new line of products are aimed at evoking a healthy lifestyle among people through the use of cannabis.
Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s daughter and currently the spokesperson for Marley Natural, shares how excited the whole Marley family is to be offering Bob Marley’s take on marijuana with the whole world.
“We are fortunate to be living during a promising time of positive change, especially with regard to cannabis and how people understand it. My dad would be so happy to see so many people appreciating the natural, healing power of the herb. We are thrilled to be sharing Marley Natural products with the world just in time for his 71st birthday.”
Marley Natural claims that their products are 100 percent natural and sun-grown, untainted by harmful pesticides and chemical fertilizers. In a statment about their environmental impact, Marley Natural general manager Tahira Rehmatullah says
“It is extremely important to us and to the family that Marley Natural operates with integrity and a strong social conscience. We source our products in an environmentally and socially responsible way, as we believe Bob Marley would have wanted.”
They emphasize that hemp seed has outstanding moisturizing qualities leading to great skin and health benefits. Hemp seeds contain 80 percent essential fatty acids, which is one of the highest percentages of any plant in the world.
As of today, the Bob Marley-inspired marijuana products are already for sale in California. But Marley Natural hopes to expand the distribution of the marijuana products to other weed-legal states throughout 2016, and internationally in 2017.