Bob Marley’s Son Ziggy Marley Started Smoking Weed At 9 & His Dad Approved: It Wasn’t Something To Hide From Kids

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.

Ziggy Marley

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.”

He went on to say it wasn’t something he did for enjoyment, but rather to enhance his spirituality.
“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.”
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Authored by: Char Patterson