Bob Marley’s family is putting up a line of cannabis, oils, lotions and other products under the trading name “Marley Natural.” The family plans to start activities by the year 2015.
The brand, a partnership between the family of Reggae Icon Bob Marley and a Seattle-based private equity firm, would be the first globally-recognised cannabis brand with marijuana products. The brand name will appear on all product packages.
Bob Marley often referred to marijuana as “the herb.” He sees it as something spiritual that awakens a person’s well-being, deepen their reflection and connect them to nature and liberate their creativity.
The two parties came to an agreement a few weeks after the US legalised marijuana in Colorado and Washington for recreational use. The brand will then produce and sell globally, enter into licensing agreements concerning production and packaging requirements.
Meanwhile, the sale of marijuana worldwide is illegal, yet some European and South American countries had decriminalised its sale. In the Netherlands, coffee shops could sell marijuana. Israel and Canada allow for its medicinal use. Uruguay had legally bound marijuana to cigarette levels.