SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marley
Natural, the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, today debuted a
broad-based collection of cannabis and lifestyle products in retail
locations throughout the Bay Area. The products are designed with deep
respect for Bob’s legacy and belief in the positive potential of the
herb to heal and inspire us. Three collectives will be the first in the
Bay Area to offer Marley Natural cannabis flower and oil to their
members: Harborside Health Center (Oakland, San Jose), SPARC (San
Francisco) and CBCB (Berkeley).
Marley Natural’s inaugural collection includes:
Four categories (Green, Gold, Red and Black) of all-natural,
locally-sourced, sun-grown cannabis flower and oil;
Body Care products infused with the moisturizing power of cold-pressed
hemp seed oil blended and mixed with other natural Jamaican
A collection of smoking accessories made from sustainably grown
American Black Walnut wood and heat-resistant, hand-blown glass.
Marley Natural cannabis products debuted originally in
three Los Angeles area collectives: Green Goddess, LAPCG, and Buds &
Roses in February 2016. The brand is now available in nine collectives
in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. The smoking accessories and body care
products are available at Ron Robinson at Fred Segal and other specialty
retailers, as well as online at www.MarleyNaturalShop.com,
and in the Bay Area at Azalea and Welcome Stranger. By the end of summer
2016, Marley Natural cannabis products will also be available in
Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
“We are fortunate to be living during a promising time of positive
change, especially with regard to cannabis and how people understand it.
My father would be so happy to see so many people appreciating the
natural, healing power of the herb,” said Cedella Marley, Bob’s daughter.
In the spirit of giving back, both to Jamaica and to communities that
have been harmed by cannabis prohibition, Marley Natural has
created a philanthropic initiative called Rise Up™,
powered by GlobalGiving, a nonprofit that connects donors with
grassroots projects around the world. Rise Up funds a series of
carefully curated projects around the world that reflect Bob’s vision
for an inclusive and compassionate community where people take care of
each other and the environment.
“Marley Natural operates with a strong social conscience, and we source
our products in an environmentally and socially responsible way, as we
believe Bob would have wanted,” said Tahira Rehmatullah, General Manager
of Marley Natural. “We are also committed to giving back to
Jamaica and communities harmed by prohibition through Rise Up,
which will grow in scale and scope as we expand our operations globally.”
In Jamaica, Rise Up is funding projects with three organizations
– all focused on supporting communities across the island – Oracabessa
Bay Fish Sanctuary, Farm Up Jamaica, and Golden Valley Farmer’s Group.
The Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary is helping to ensure the sustainable
livelihood of local fishers. Through their “Young Soldiers for Food
Security” program, Farm Up Jamaica gives students the opportunity to
gain practical farming experience by working on organic farms,
increasing Jamaica’s food security, and providing much-needed job
opportunities for the next generation. The Golden Valley Farmer’s Group
project will enable more than 40 farmers to earn an alternative income
through apiculture (bee farming) as production of their traditional
crops have been heavily affected by climate change conditions.
More details about Rise Up are available at www.MarleyNatural.com/RiseUp.
About Marley Natural
Marley Natural is the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, crafted
with deep respect for Bob’s legacy and belief in the positive potential
of the herb to heal and inspire us. To learn more about Marley Natural,
or follow the conversation on social media using #MarleyNatural.
About Marley Natural Products
Sun-Grown Cannabis Flower and Oil
Marley Natural cannabis flower and oil are hand-selected from
local farms run by experienced growers committed to sustainable growing
practices. Sun-grown, natural and untainted by harmful pesticides,
chemicals or fertilizers, all Marley Natural products are tested
and clearly labeled for potency, purity and safety prior to sale. Marley
Natural cannabis flower and oil are available in four categories,
each featuring different strains depending on harvest availability:
Marley Green features hybrid strains recommended for people
beginning their journey with Marley Natural. Marley Green
strains have balanced levels of THC that combine the cerebral high of
sativa with the physical relaxation of indica. Marley Green strains
are appropriate for anytime use.
Marley Gold features sativa strains that offer energetic,
uplifting effects that may produce a more cerebral experience compared
to other cannabis strains. Marley Gold strains are appropriate for
Marley Red features CBD-rich strains that combine CBD and THC
in a beneficial ratio. CBD-rich cannabis is frequently reported to
provide patients and consumers with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and
anti-anxiety properties without the psychoactive effects of strains
high in THC. Marley Red strains are appropriate for anytime use.
Marley Black features indica strains recommended for
connoisseurs seeking a more physical, full-body experience. Marley
Black strains are high in THC and appropriate for nighttime use.
Naturally-Derived Cannabis Sativa Body Care Infused with Jamaican
The Marley Natural body care line offers naturally-derived
formulas that blend the moisturizing power of hemp seed oil with
Jamaican botanicals (including ginger, lemongrass, turmeric, and
cerasse). All formulas contain cold-pressed hemp seed oil rich in
essential fatty acids, Omega-3s and Omega-6s. All formulas are paraben,
sulfate and cruelty free. Body care products are available for sale
nationally via www.MarleyNaturalShop.com.
The hemp seed body care products include an essential oil blend, body
lotion, body wash, body salve, hand cream, bar soap and a lip balm.
Sustainably Grown American Black Walnut Smoking Accessories
Balancing intuitive design with Jamaican-inspired accents, Marley
Natural’s smoking accessories cater to discerning herb connoisseurs
who celebrate the ritual of smoking. The collection features products
made from sustainably grown American Black Walnut wood and
heat-resistant, hand-blown glass. Each product is designed to ensure
durability, convenient maintenance, and a comfortable hand feel. The
accessories are designed to be used only with legal smoking herbs and
may not be used with tobacco products. The collection is available for
sale nationally via www.MarleyNaturalShop.com.
The collection includes a taster, a spoon pipe, a steamroller, a
bubbler, and a grinder, as well as prep trays and storage devices.