Saturday, February 6, on the birthday of late Reggae legend Bob Marley, Marley Natural was launched. Marley Natural created by the Marley family, is a cannabis-based company featuring cannabis products and accessories such as pipes, cannabis oil, hemp-seed body wash and more.
The process of creating Marley Natural started 3 years when the family reached out to potential partners through its entertainment rep, Creative Artists Agency. Stephen “Ragga” Marley, who was in attendance at the launch, called the new company family “destiny”.
“As a people, as a culture in Jamaica, as a Rastaman, herb is such a big part of our life. It’s a sacrament to us. People are getting educated about this plant–not just a get high thing, but what the plant is, was and what it has to offer as a plant. This is the greatest thing; people are getting educated and make their own decisions.” -Stephen Marley
(Reggae singer Stephen Marley (left) shares a whiff of Indica cannabis with Big Dread, a friend of Bob Marley’s, at the launch party for Marley Natural.) Photograph by Steve Appleford
Beginning this week, the cannabis buds and oils are being launched exclusively in Los Angeles at 3 local dispensaries; the accessories are available worldwide on MarleyNatural.com. “LA really is a culture hub and a lot of great brands start here”, says Tahira Rehmatullah, the company’s general manager.
The Marley products will slowly become available across California, expanding to Colorado, Oregon and Washington later in 2016. The Marley’s will remain directly involved.