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I Smoke Marijuana To Have Spiritual Insight, Not For ‘Fun’ – Bob Marley’s Son, Ziggy
Ziggy Marley has explained he doesn’t smoke marijuana for ‘fun’, but to have more insight into himself and into his spirituality.
The son of Legendary Jamaican reggae musician, Bob Marley, said this while revealing he started smoking, with his father’s permission at the tender age of nine years.
“When I first consciously decided to smoke weed as a teenager, I approached it from a spiritual point of view’, he went on.
“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.”
Speaking to Reader’s Digest, he agreed that he was indeed young when he started smoking. “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 said, adding that ‘I wouldn’t have let myself do it in my father’s place.”
The 50-year-old is a Rastafarian and musician, just like his father, who died at age 36, in 1981.