Marley Natural Celebrates Anniversary with Limited-Edition Cannabis Collection

Four exclusive strains in packaging designed by Bob Marley’s art
director, Neville Garrick

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marley
Natural
, the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, is pleased to
announce the launch of the Anniversary Herb Collection
featuring artwork and packaging designed by Bob’s legendary art
director, Neville Garrick. In honor of the 72nd anniversary of Bob’s
birthday and in celebration of Marley Natural’s 1st anniversary, Neville
Garrick created a set of four limited-edition package designs featuring
hand illustrations from sketch books he kept during his travels with Bob
Marley.


The Anniversary Herb Collection will be available starting this
week at LAPCG,
Universal
Collective
, Beach
Enlightenment and Compassionate Healing Center
and The
Cannary
in the Los Angeles Area and Harborside
Health Center
, Phytologie,
CBCB
and BASA
in the Bay Area.

“Herb was a great inspiration for me,” Neville Garrick said of his
artwork for the collection. “When I was designing, I thought back to
smoking with Bob and went back through some of the drawings I’d done. I
also wanted to take it back to creation and symbolize the ancientness of
the herb, the Rasta man, and Ethiopia for an African vibe.”

Neville Garrick is a Los Angeles-based artist, author, and photographer
who was Bob Marley’s close friend and collaborator. He is known for
creating the covers for some of Bob’s most iconic albums, including Rastaman
Vibration, Exodus, Kaya, and Survival.
He toured the world with The
Wailers and designed the lighting and backdrops for many of their
concerts. Later, Neville became involved with preserving his legacy as
an executive director of the Bob Marley Foundation. A native of Jamaica,
he published the photography book “A Rasta’s Pilgrimage: Ethiopian Faces
and Places” and received Jamaica’s Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence
in recognition of his contribution to Jamaican music.

“We are honored to be working with Neville Garrick, a true icon, to
celebrate Marley Natural’s first anniversary,” said Berrin Noorata,
Director of Marketing for Marley Natural. “We look forward to our second
year as a brand with many exciting projects in the works and milestones
ahead.”

Limited-Edition Anniversary Herb Collection

Marley Natural cannabis flower is hand-selected from local farms run by
experienced growers committed to sustainability. All cannabis is
sun-grown, natural, and untainted by harmful pesticides, chemicals, or
fertilizers. Products are thoroughly tested and clearly labeled for
potency, purity, and safety.

Each Anniversary Herb Collection strain is packaged in a 3.5 gram
jar with exclusive packaging designed by Neville. All four
limited-edition designs celebrate a unique facet of Rastafarian culture
and traditions. The anniversary strains include:

  • Marley Gold – Sativa: Malawi
    Bob Marley and Neville
    Garrick first enjoyed this strain in 1980 during the Independence
    Tour
    stop in Zimbabwe. Soldiers fighting for Zimbabwe’s
    independence brought him this rare, long flowering pure sativa strain
    wrapped in banana leaves. Neville’s design incorporates the Malawi
    flag, textured with the impression the banana leaf left on the herb.
    Neville drew the golden African head during his tours with Bob. Malawi
    is known for its earthy flavor and resin-coated buds.
  • Marley Green – Hybrid: Sunset Sherbet
    This strain took
    Neville back to the time when he worked on the Kaya album with
    Bob. Its “mellow mood” reminded him of a sketch he developed where Bob
    is laid back against a sunset in the background. This sketch is making
    its debut here. A potent, indica-leaning hybrid, this herb has a
    complex aroma featuring notes of citrus, skunk and sweet berry.
  • Marley Black – Indica: Jesse’s Girl
    Neville’s illustration
    depicting two Kenyan women he saw in a marketplace is a preliminary
    study for an image used on the back cover of the Survival
    album. This exclusive strain is a potent indica with unusually deep
    purple buds and a complex autumnal aroma with hints of oak, spiced
    fruit and toasted nut.
  • Marley Red – High-CBD: Suzie Q
    Neville’s artwork
    represents two important Ethiopian landmarks: An ancient Obelisk
    located in Axum, Ethiopia’s first capital from Biblical times and the
    famous granite lion statue in Addis Ababa. Both reflect the glory of
    the civilization that created them. Neville used these illustrations
    to symbolize the long held Rastafarian belief in the medicinal nature
    of the herb. This high CBD, low THC strain has a crisp piney flavor.

About Marley Natural

Marley Natural is the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, crafted with
deep respect for Bob Marley’s legacy and belief in the positive
potential of the herb to heal and inspire us. To learn more about Marley
Natural, visit https://www.marleynatural.com
or follow the conversation on social media @MarleyNatural
and #MarleyNatural.

Contacts

Marley Natural
Berrin Noorata, Press@MarleyNatural.com