Jay Morzaria: What’s it like growing up Marley?
Rohan Marley: Well, with regard to cannabis stigma, mention ‘Marley’ to anyone, and they say I definitely smoke. So I never really said anything, because at the time, I knew that it wasn't the topic to speak about, especially playing in college football. I just smiled.
JM: As an athlete, as an activist, as an entrepreneur, how does cannabis work for you?
RM: It helps soothe me, it takes out the edge. It gives me calmness. It helps me open up more with memory and gives me cognizance, and self-reasoning. Yeah, man.
JM: Have you faced negative repercussions for your cannabis activism?
RM: I haven't faced any negative anything; mention Marley to anyone and the first thing you hear is: “Ya, you give me a good spliff!” Everyone always knew that herbs should have been legal—the government made it illegal, not the people.
JM: Is there a brand or strain or method that you're partial to?
RM: Lion Order, which is my brand. We're working with a company called Heavyweight Heads out of Detroit. So you know, they won the last Cannabis Cup, so we're launching some strains with them. We bring the philosophy of the King of Cannabis into the movement, the King of Righteousness—the King of Vibration is what we represent.