Bob Marley’s Son Plans to Turn Prison into Pot Farm

Bob Marley’s youngest son, Damian, is going into business with Ocean Grown Extracts to buy the now abandoned Claremont Custody Center in Coalinga, California, which they will turn into a pot farm


By Maureen Meehan |

They are expected to use the former prison’s 77,000-square feet to cultivate a strain of MMJ to be distributed to California’s dispensaries, of which there are currently an estimated 1,250.

The legendary Bob Marley, a convert to Rastafarianism, often spoke about how marijuana “opened a spiritual door” for him.

The poetic justice of turning a prison that once held non-violent drug offenders into a pot farm is lost on no one.

“Many people sacrificed so much for the herb over the years who got locked up. If this helps people and it’s used for medicinal purposes and inspires people, it’s a success,” Damian, 38, told Billboard magazine.

He stressed that he intends to maintain strict criteria on the type of marijuana they will grow.

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Video courtesy of CBS Sacramento

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