Jr. Gong Brings Even More Heat With Cannabis Activism

To promote his upcoming ‘Stony Hill’ album, Damian Marley is releasing a video series featuring testimonials from medical cannabis patients.

Bob Marley’s youngest son has significantly turned up the notch on his cannabis activism lately. Not only has Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley made recent waves with his announcement to transform a former prison into a facility to create cannabis extracts, earlier this month he was also announced as one of the new owners of High Times Magazine. The son of one of the greatest reggae stars the world over is releasing his new album ‘Stony Hill’ on July 21 and, as a co-promotion, is debuting a series of Youtube videos highlighting testimonials from prominent cannabis activists and patients who have successfully utilized medical marijuana on their path to healing.

The videos, titled “Medication” in line with the name of Marley’s recent single, feature cannabis advocates telling both their own stories and sharing insights on the grassroots legalization movement as well as the fledgling cannabis industry. One testimonial features Cannabis Now’s own Sara Payan — a stage 3 colon cancer survivor, director of education at The Apothecarium and member of the San Francisco Cannabis State Legalization Task Force — speaking about her discovery of the benefits of medical marijuana and her work to share the knowledge she’s learned with others.

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Filling the Coffers With Cannabis Cash

Some communities are cashing in on medical marijuana and raking in millions.

When its state contract was terminated in 2011, the Claremont Custody Center was a relatively small prison, housing just over 500 of California’s thousands of inmates. For years, its 77,000-square-foot expanse sat abandoned punctuating the misfortune of Coalinga.

The city, which has a population of over 16,000, started as an oil strike. Chevron still maintains an oil field that provides local employment, but until 2011, locals also had relied heavily on the CCC and nearby Pleasant Valley State Prison for jobs, with a local mental hospital and the agriculture sector picking up some of the remaining slack.

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Listen: Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s New Single Will Make You Want To Light Up

On the eve of 4/20 and mere hours before hitting the stage at the 2017 SoCal Cannabis Cup, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley dropped his latest single, “Medication,” featuring his brother Stephen Marley.

As described by Vibe:

The legendary Marley brothers deliver an enchanting ode to the green leaf and tells all about its medicinal purposes. Damian sings about growing natural Mary Jane without any added chemicals while further explaining all the healing capabilities of herb.

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