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Shock Claims: Ziggy Marley revealed that he started smoking marijuana at the age of nine, with the blessing of his reggae legend Bob

Ziggy Marley says that at the age of NINE marijuana he started smoking with the blessing of his reggae legend Bob

  • Ziggy, 50, said it was part of the Rastafarian culture to smoke marijuana
  • He said that he & # 39; too young & # 39; was to smoke the drug, but that it was common
  • The singer admitted that he thinks his father made a mistake by having him smoke
  • He explained that he did not smoke for "pleasure" but used it to increase his spirituality
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Ziggy Marley revealed that he started smoking marijuana at the age of nine, with the blessing of his reggae legend Bob.

The 50-year-old, who followed in his father's footsteps to become a musician, admitted that he was "too young" to smoke the drug, but that it was always common in his community.

He is a Rastafarian like his father, who died in 1981 at the age of only 36.

Shock Claims: Ziggy Marley revealed that he started smoking marijuana at the age of nine, with the blessing of his reggae legend Bob

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Shock Claims: Ziggy Marley revealed that he started smoking marijuana at the age of nine, with the blessing of his reggae legend Bob

& # 39; Smoking marijuana was not considered a bad thing in Rastafarian culture, & he said to Reader & # 39; s Digest.

"It was not something to hide from the children.

"I can't even remember that when I started my first & # 39; gap & # 39; was around nine. I was very young, too young. & # 39;

The singer admitted that he thinks his father made a mistake by making him smoke so young, but admitted that it was part of his culture.

"I would not have let myself do it in my father's place," he explained.

Following in his footsteps: the 50-year-old, who followed in his father's footsteps to become a musician, admitted that he was "too young" to smoke the drug, but that it was always common in his community

Following in his footsteps: the 50-year-old, who followed in his father's footsteps to become a musician, admitted that he was "too young" to smoke the drug, but that it was always common in his community

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Following in his footsteps: the 50-year-old, who followed in his father's footsteps to become a musician, admitted that he was "too young" to smoke the drug, but that it was always common in his community

& # 39; But it was part of our religion – we are one of those ancient cultures with traditions that modern society would not accept. & # 39;

He explained that he didn't smoke marijuana for "pleasure" and instead used it to increase his spirituality.

"When I first consciously decided to smoke weed as a teenager, I approached it from a spiritual point of view," he continued.

"It has given me more insight into myself and my spirituality and I use it as a form of influence when reading scriptures and books about spirituality. I use it to give me a different perspective so that my mind is not in the same place as normal. I change into a shaman.

He said: & # 39; I can't even remember when I started my first & # 39; gap & # 39; I was around nine. I was very young, too young & # 39; (Ziggy pictured in 1982 at the age of 13)
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He said: & # 39; I can't even remember when I started my first & # 39; gap & # 39; I was around nine. I was very young, too young & # 39; (Ziggy pictured in 1982 at the age of 13)

He said: & # 39; I can't even remember when I started my first & # 39; gap & # 39; I was around nine. I was very young, too young & # 39; (Ziggy pictured in 1982 at the age of 13)

Accepted: & # 39; Smoking marijuana was not considered a bad thing in Rastafarian culture, & he told Reader & # 39; s Digest

Accepted: & # 39; Smoking marijuana was not considered a bad thing in Rastafarian culture, & he told Reader & # 39; s Digest

Accepted: & # 39; Smoking marijuana was not considered a bad thing in Rastafarian culture, & he told Reader & # 39; s Digest

"It was never just about getting high – I informed myself about how yogi & # 39; s use it in India and I went that way, I am not the & # 39; fun & # 39; route taken. & # 39;

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In 1976 Bob Marley survived a murder attempt by three gunmen at his home on Hope Road in Jamaica, but only five years later he died of a malignant melanoma that came from his toe.

He played his last concert ever in 1980.

The star discovered the melanoma during a football match in 1977, when a foot injury seemed unusually bad and deteriorated over time.

When doctors discovered the cancer, he was advised to amputate his toe, but refused because his Rastafarian belief finds it a sin to remove part of the "temple" body.

He agreed to a skin transplant, but this did not stop the spread of the disease through his body by the summer of 1980.

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Ziggy & # 39; s mother is Bob & # 39; s widow Rita Marley, 73, who had two other children with the star.

The Reggae legend acknowledged having 11 children with seven women.

He also adopted Mrs. Marley's two children from a previous relationship.

Regrets: The singer admitted that he thinks his father made a mistake by making him smoke so young, but admitted that it was part of his culture

Regrets: The singer admitted that he thinks his father made a mistake by making him smoke so young, but admitted that it was part of his culture

Regrets: The singer admitted that he thinks his father made a mistake by making him smoke so young, but admitted that it was part of his culture

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