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Marley Natural: Bob Marley-Labeled Marijuana Accessories Go On Sale This Week

By February 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm
Marley Natural: Bob Marley-Labeled Marijuana Accessories Go On Sale This Week (Photo : Express Newspapers | Hulton Archive)

NEW YORK - The legal cannabis industry may boost its business to greater heights after Marley Natural, a line of marijuana accessories bearing the name of reggae superstar Bob Marley, has become available in the market since February 6, Saturday.

According to Wired, the brand Marley Natural is supported by Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private company that invests in legal and medical uses of cannabis. It is carefully designed to cater to a bigger group of consumers.

As its inaugural line of smoking items that do not look like smoking accessories, the company features four elegant pipes namely: cigarette-sized taster for $35, spoon pipe for $68, steamroller for $72 and a bubbler for $162.

Aside from the smoking items, Marley Natural has other products that include hemp seed lotion and body wash. It also has accessories such as black walnut wooden case, grinder and wood-accented bubbler, which are all available online.

David Merten, creative director of the Bob Marley-inspired merchandise, said the products are things that he "would display, rather than hide, when company is over."

He further said the products of Marley Natural are made sure that they don't feel like the ones that are sold outside of the company.

"...or that they look like they came from a laboratory, or like the more psychedelic stuff you might see," he said.

According to NBC News, it first became available in Los Angeles. But the company plans to expand the products in California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington later this year.

"We are fortunate to be living during a promising time of positive change, especially with regard to cannabis and how people understand it," said Cedella Marley, the Jamaican singer's daughter, in a statement. "My dad would be so happy to see so many people appreciating the natural, healing power of the herb."

In 2015, the national sales of legal marijuana products climbed up from $4.6 billion to $5.4 billion, and would possibly go further up to $6.7 billion this 2016. This data is based on the February 1 report of ArcView Group, a company that tracks the business side of legal cannabis industry.

Furthermore, the research firm projects that the sales could go up to $21.8 billion for the next five years, having adult recreational users to take over a big market share that come from buyers of medicinal marijuana.

"The strong growth in demand for legal cannabis over the past two years is expected to continue in the years ahead," ArcView said in the report. "With nearly a dozen states debating changes to their cannabis laws in the coming year, 2016 will be the tipping point in which a majority of U.S. states transition from cannabis prohibition to some form of regulated legal markets."

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