I can't say I trust this entire process and change of reality, and for that reason I'll keep my personal and political views to myself. Buuuut I must say, marijuana and music have always fit comfortably together in the most intimate of ways for artists and musicians and creative folks everywhere.
Rolling Stone magazine released a great list of ganja-friendly songs earlier this year, including classic rock artists like The Beatles, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty. I thought it was a good time to reflect on my own personal favourite weed-appreciation tracks. Here they are, to enjoy on this special day in Canadian history: October 17, 2018.
Smoke the Herb
Gimme The Weed
Marijuana Pon De Corner
Oh, wait. There are way more than ten! What was I thinking?! As a matter of fact, the more I listen to them, the more I remember just how many fabulous, vibsey cannabis tracks exist in the world of music. In the world of reggae alone, the list is practically endless. Here are some more honourable mentions:
Under Me Sensei // Barrington Levy
Police in Helicopter // John Holt
The Herb // Tony Rebel
We Be Burning // Sean Paul
100 Pounds of Collie // Cornell Campbell
Sensimilla // Barrington Levy
Stalk of Sensimilla // Michael Rose
Smoke Marijuana // Sizzla
Cannabis // Bushman
HAPPY 10/17, CANADA!
Be careful out there. This might take some getting used to. Here are the official regulations, from the Government Of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-medication/cannabis/laws-regulations.html.
Written by Stacey Marie Robinson for Kya Publishing's "Urban Toronto Tales" blog.