Stephen Marley on Legal Weed in Florida: "The Only Time Ya Ever Gonna See Me Vote"

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One of the greatest forces of bass in nature occurs when thunder booms over the flatlands of Miami. And when lightning strikes, sometimes the Earth catches fire.

While the Everglades burn, waves of smoke as thick as wet concrete roll all over South Florida. In some places, the fat purple clouds nearly block out the sun. And for the past 20 years, the Nine Mile Music Festival has produced a similar effect. Many still call it Marley Fest, and yes, smoke will fill the air.

See also: Review & Photos: Lauryn Hill and Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley at Nine Mile Music Festival 2014

Bob Marley's mom, Cedella, founded the festival to fight world hunger. And in its 21st incarnation, front-gate volunteers will again collect tens of thousands of canned food donations for shelters in Miami and Jamaica. So far, the Nine Mile fest has distributed over two million helpings.

Stephen Marley, son of Bob, longtime Miami resident, and headliner at this year's concert, has been there since the humble beginning. "My grandma started the festival, and I've been part of it since day one," he says.

The five-time Grammy winner says that world hunger is a problem caused by "world leaders who dictate our comings and goings and would rather plant bombs than plant food. It's not one man," he emphasizes. "It's a system that runs the world, that keeps the oppressed oppressed, and the rich rich."

And if you don't believe him, smoke a joint and think about it. Because, Marley says, "The herb opens up your cranium and lets you realize the universe and your surroundings."

According to Stephen, there is a conspiracy to keep marijuana from the people. "They don't want everyone in a state of brotherly and sisterly love. Marijuana is an antidote to the stresses and the strains that society brings, and the trash, noise, and chemical pollution."

See also: Stephen Marley: "Music Is My Foundation and Way of Life, Only Thing Comes Close Is Soccer"

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Dade County Fairgrounds

10901 SW 24th St. Miami, Miami, FL

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thevaccs
thevaccs

Be sure to vote for the guy who drafted the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act - Bill Wohlsifer is running for Attorney General in FL 


He also pledges to re-legalize industrial hemp on day 1 in office!  Check out www.hemp4water.com 


and Bill's platform on medical cannabis:  http://wohlsifer4ag.com/social-issues/medical-marijuana/

devon_rtch123
devon_rtch123

Damn right this is the only time I will vote also and anybody that doesn't agree with that can kiss my ass because it's something I believe in with all my heart, cannabis can be used for everything from plastic to rope to medicine it is the most versatile plant in the face of the earth and nobody has ever died from smoking cannabis, so before u talk shit do your research and maybe u will see this prohibition is stupid and booze should be the illegal substance. (Btw booze kills people every day).

DICK
DICK

I know. Smoke that good ole ganga, fill the women up "with child" and weigh

the children's heads down with dreads. Now you're on a roll.

Rigmarole.

LaTonda James
LaTonda James

It's sad that this is the only reason he would vote.

Tony Drucci
Tony Drucci

Apparently S Marley is an idiot with a reason like that. "The only time ya ever gonna see me vote" Shows whats important. The only thing this initiative is about is getting the ill informed and the dumb out to vote since the man behind this initiative is Charlie Crist "boss" John Morgan. (I'm not against MEDICINAL MJ)

Kurt Bruer
Kurt Bruer

Legalize it! When my father died of cancer I couldn't find weed to help him through the pain. I wish it was legal then hated seeing my father suffer the way he did

Michael del Vice
Michael del Vice

Matthew Crenshaw what do you know about education? Go ahead and throw up, you're a bigot and tool. You're a white guy who's from the boonies living in one of the most diverse cities in our beautiful nation. You're the type of person who would wright a shitty article for the huffington post about Miami. You have no culture, no heritage, no roots. Just another white guy trying to "fit in".....

m.delvalle1
m.delvalle1

Matt you're a loser and your mom never loved you.

Matthew Crenshaw
Matthew Crenshaw

Well I guess when you smoke that much you forget to read or educate yourself about what the word oppression really means .. This unfounded and unrealistic reality of this thought process makes me want to throw up.

Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez
Carlos Cnotez Rodriguez

shit i wish i could vote.. oh wait nevermind they took that right away from me for having some fucking WEED.. thats right

Eugene Buck
Eugene Buck

Does not care about anything else but for weed he will go out of his way, perfect citizen.

DICK
DICK

It wasn't the weed sir. You violated the law.

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