You want to know an extremely ironic fact? The state I was born and raised in, Hawaii, was the first state “to legalize [medical marijuana] by state legislature,” and yet, up until the writing of this post, we’ve still yet to see our first sanctioned medical marijuana dispensary open up.
Meanwhile, according to the ACLU:
marijuana arrests now account for over half of all drug arrests in the United States. Of the 8.2 million marijuana arrests between 2001 and 2010, 88% were for simply having marijuana. Nationwide, the arrest data revealed one consistent trend: significant racial bias. Despite roughly equal usage rates, Blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana.
My annoyances aside, I digress.
Marley brothers Damian and Stephen recently released a new single advocating the benefits of the herb titled “Medication” on 4/20.
Today, the Christopher Salzgeber-produced single, which will appear on Damian’s upcoming, highly-anticipated fourth studio album Stony Hill gets a matching video, which shows the two brothers having a grand-old time in a once-previous California prison which has since been converted into a massive grow house.
The video also highlights the prison industrial complex, bringing to light the same prison system which locks up many minorities for simple offenses such as possession of small amounts of ganja.
As Stephen revealed to Booomshots: “These are living testimonies of the benefits of this plant. This plant saves lives…. Wake Up! Education before Recreation.”
Watch the video up top.
BONUS: The following video may look like a “propaganda” piece, and in a way it is, but it assuredly proves the immediate health benefits marijuana offers to patients who deal with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Yet, many decades later, the herb is still classified as a schedule 1 drug, along the lines of f*cking heroin and is considered more dangerous than cocaine, methamphetamine and the worst of them all, motherf*cking fentanyl. For more testimonials, visit TIDAL‘s section on the drug.