Bob Marley’s Son Ziggy Marley Started Smoking Weed At 9 & His Dad Approved: It Wasn’t Something To Hide From Kids
It’s no secret the Marley family is a free-spirited one. And now Ziggy Marley has revealed that he was introduced to marijuana when he was nine-years-old. And his father, Bob Marley, gave him the okay. Bob Marley passed away in 1981 at 36-years-old.
While Ziggy said he was “too young” to smoke weed, he added that was the norm where he grew up.
“Smoking marijuana wasn’t considered a bad thing in Rastafarian culture. It wasn’t something to hide from the kids. I can’t even remember when I had my first ‘spliff,’ I was around nine. I was very young, too young.”
He added that he wouldn’t give a child the green light like his dad did back in the day.
“I wouldn’t have let myself do it in my father’s place. But it was a part of our religion – we’re one of those ancient cultures with traditions that modern society wouldn’t accept.”
“It’s given me more insight into myself and into my spirituality, and I use it as a form of influence when reading scriptures and books about spirituality. I use it to give me a different perspective so that my mind isn’t in the same place that it normally is. I turn into a shaman. It was never just about getting high – I educated myself about it in terms of how Yogis in India use it and I went down that route with it, I didn’t go down the ‘fun’ route.”