Bob Marley Roots Rock Reggae Festival
"Repeated use of it [marihuana] has led to mental weakness, dullness and an insanity either of a violent sort in which the victim is pursued by terrible sense-illusions, with insomnia and acute mania, or of an imbecile-lethargic kind, resulting in incurable dementia. . . . Children of addicts are said to be inferior; in some parts of India, where hashish has long been used to excess, whole communities are imbecilic and morally degraded." -- The American Scholar, Winter 1938/39
"It's time to let de people get good herbs an' smoke. Government's a joke. All dey wan' is ya smoke cigarettes and cigar. Some cigar wickeder den herb. Yeah, man, ya can't smoke cigar. Smoke herb." -- Bob Marley in High Times, 1976
You decide. (Oh, yeah, there's music, too: five Marley offspring -- Ziggy, Julian, Damian, Stephen and Ky-Mani -- tapping into pa's songbook, plus reggae legends Toots and the Maytals, boho rapper Common, SoCal ska-punks Slightly Stoopid, and the L.A. groove-pop duo Looner.)
The Roots Rock Reggae Festival
Scheduled for Thursday, August 26
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