|“Some call it tampee. Some call it weed. Some call it marijuana. Some of them call it ganja. Legalize it; don’t criticize it. Legalize it, and I will advertise it.”
When reggae legend Peter Tosh released the song and album “Legalize It” in 1976, a new anthem for the marijuana movement was born. And that same year, as a newly licensed 16-year-old driver, Legalize It was one of the first 8-track tapes (I know, LOL) I ever bought.
Now, in 2010, the family of Peter Tosh is, for the first time, coming out and announcing its strong support of California’s Proposition 19 and the Just Say Now campaign to legalize marijuana nationwide, reports Michael Whitney at Just Say Now.
Part of that support is the launch of a new video from Peter Tosh’s son Dave, intended to help mobilize voters to vote November 2, and to organize supporters to call voters for Prop 19 this weekend.
Peter Tosh’s family released this statement:
Today, as Peter Tosh did back in 1976 with the release of Legalize It, the Peter Tosh Estate proudly speaks out for marijuana legalization. They do this in the name of Peter Tosh, his music, and their strong belief in the power of “Yes” on California’s Proposition 19. Join them in the fight for legalization by supporting the Just Say Now campaign.