PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Marley Natural, the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, is proud to launch its inaugural collection of premium cannabis flower, pre-rolls and oils, lifestyle accessories, and body care in Oregon this week. Starting on August 24, 2016, the brand’s all-natural, sun-grown premium cannabis products, as well as smoking and other lifestyle accessories, will be available at all Serra and Nectar dispensaries in the Portland metro area and Eugene.
Marley Natural’s product lines include:
- Four categories of all-natural, locally-sourced, sun-grown cannabis flower, pre-rolls and oil: Marley Green (hybrid), Marley Gold (sativa), Marley Red (high-CBD), and Marley Black (indica);
- Body care products infused with the moisturizing power of cold-pressed hemp seed oil and blended with other natural Jamaican botanicals;
- A collection of smoking accessories made from sustainably grown American Black Walnut wood and heat-resistant, hand-blown glass.
All Marley Natural products are designed with deep respect for Bob Marley’s legacy and belief in the positive potential of the herb to heal and inspire us. The brand launched in Los Angeles on February 6, 2016—Bob’s 71st birthday. In addition to Oregon, Marley Natural cannabis is currently available in dispensaries across northern and southern California. Lifestyle accessories and body care products are available nationwide at specialty retailers, as well as online at www.MarleyNaturalShop.com. By the end of 2016, Marley Natural cannabis products will also be available in 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.
Rise Up™: Marley Natural Gives Back to Oregon
In the spirit of giving back both to Jamaica and to communities that have been harmed by cannabis prohibition, Marley Natural has created a social impact initiative called Rise Up. Rise Up funds a series of carefully curated projects that reflect Bob’s vision for an inclusive and compassionate community where people take care of each other and the environment.
In Oregon, Marley Natural has partnered with the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA), the first non-profit organization created specifically to progress the cannabis industry by increasing diversity. Marley Natural’s partnership with the MCBA will create a Rise Up Expungement Day to help men and women who have been convicted of non-violent cannabis related offenses file a motion to set aside felony and non-felony arrests or conviction charges that qualify for expungement. Learn more about Rise Up Expungement Day at http://www.minoritycannabis.org/expungement-day.html.
In Jamaica, Rise Up is funding projects with four organizations across the island, each dedicated to empowering local farmers, fishers, and entrepreneurs: Oracabessa Bay Fish Sanctuary, Farm Up Jamaica, Golden Valley Farmer’s Group and Occupy Pinnacle. In California, Rise Up has partnered with Defy Ventures, an entrepreneurship, employment, and character development training program for currently and formerly incarcerated men, women, and youth.
Marley Natural’s commitment to giving back to Jamaica and communities harmed by prohibition through Rise Up will grow in scale and scope as we expand our operations globally.
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, visit www.MarleyNatural.com or follow the conversation on social media using @MarleyNatural and #MarleyNatural.
About Marley Natural Products
Sun-Grown Cannabis Flower, Pre-Rolls and Oil
Marley Natural cannabis flower, pre-rolls and oil are hand-selected from local farms run by experienced growers committed to sustainable growing practices. Sun-grown, natural and free of 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, pre-rolls 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 daytime use.
- 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 Botanicals
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, all boxed in 100% recyclable packaging. 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 are not intended to be used with tobacco products. The collection is available for sale nationwide at specialty retailers, as well as online at 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.