Bob Marley’s son hails Jamaica pot ruling in new song

San Juan, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Julian Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley, has released a new song celebrating the decriminalisation of marijuana in Jamaica as a liberating experience.

The song “Lemme go” focuses on how the amendment to the 1948 Dangerous Drugs Act benefits Rastafarians, who consider smoking marijuana a sacrament.

Julian uses the song to praise marijuana as a “stress reliever, natural healer”.

“Lemme go” was produced by another Marley offspring, Damian, and is expected to be on Julian’s next album to be released in 2016.

The amendment to Jamaica’s 1948 law decriminalises cannabis possession for medicinal, religious and research purposes.

Under the revised law, which took effect in April, possession of two ounces or less of marijuana is treated as an administrative offence subject to a ticket.

–IANS/EFE

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