Bob Marley goes corporate?

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Bob Marley was a lot of things to a lot of people, but a corporate stooge, he was not. It has just been announced that Bob Marley’s estate will use his image and name to promote a global marijuana brand. Ever since the American government began to ease prohibition, business has tried to figure out how to capitalize. So with dollars in their heart and a cynical marketing move they are trying to combine the love of greed with the loving life example that was Bob Marley.

Bob Marley cannabis

This is what big business wants. The Mac Bob Bud. Sir, do you want extra large dabs with that order? Happy heal meals for 10 dollars and stores being opened up all over the world. America, the most rabid cannabis prohibitionist will now turn into a militant exporter of the plant! Go figure. I don’t know what Bob would think of his name being used by a corporate investment fund but it, at the very least goes against his ideals of power to the people.

Bob Marley cannabis

The ending of prohibition can go one of two ways. The most likely direction involves huge corporate money being pumped into cannabis production and distribution. Vast chains of McDonald like businesses giving the public what they want. Or we could have a home growing revolution where people take responsibility for their own medicine supply. I am rooting for the second option. Today big pharmaceutical companies rule our health. We must tolerate their obscene profits and swallow their toxic medicine. Scientific research on cannabis shows the plant is a powerful anti inflammatory agent. It fights pain in a non toxic way and increases appetite. It has been shown to fight cancer, protect the brain and regulate our nervous system. Having direct access to this medicine lessens the grip big business has over our lives.

Bob Marley cannabis

Bob Marley is not responsible for his decedents. His family are cashing in on his name. I presume some slick Wall Street type flew to Jamaica and kept throwing money at them until finally they bit. Bob Marley’s message was about love. Using his image and stature to sell pot to the world is an amazing coup for the money men. Hopefully along the way a bit of his soul infects their greedy intentions. One love.

Bob Marley cannabis

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  • I couldn’t agree more, this not what the man himself would have wanted I’m sure, some kind of Mc Marley corporate fat cat money making malarkey. Awful. Really awful.

    – sonmi upon the Cloud

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  • It’s conflicting, isn’t it? Like you say, maybe some of the spirit will pass through and engender some peace and love along the way, which would be a great side-effect, but the central aim of this is obviously the cash.
    You may have seen this, but, there is another marketing move using the Marley name and some of that ethos for branding and sales, in the form of stereo headphones and other items for hipsters (see: http://www.thehouseofmarley.com.au/). I’ve seen the products, and they look good, and seem to have good intentions and positive messages, but… I. Just. Don’t. Know…

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    • Bob Marley’s message was about love and community. He didn’t give a damn about money so the slick Wall street types really do clash with him.

      I am doing a new auto flower grow at the moment and when it is done I will post the journal. We all need to know how to grow for ourselves because big monsantos business is coming for pot!!

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