Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley Partners With Company To Grow Cannabis In Former California Prison
October 4, 2016 at 1:56 PM (PT)
Like father, like son. DAMIAN "JR. GONG" MARLEY is partnering with OCEAN GROWN EXTRACTS, a CALIFORNIA local family-owned and operated cannabis company to grow cannabis in a former CALIFORNIA prison.
MARLEY and the company will convert the 77,000- square-foot space on 20 acres in COALINGA, CA, into a large city-permitted, and state-compliant, medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facility. The goal is to work closely with both the city and the state to become the model cannabis facility that embraces safety and regulation.
This new "joint" venture, along with the purchase of the prison, will lift COALINGA out of debt, and provide 100 local jobs in the first year of operation. The new facility is expected to generate a tax revenue of over a million dollars a year for the city.
Commented OCEAN GROWN EXTRACTS founder KELLY DALTON: "DAMIAN is our perfect partner, who operates with integrity and shares in our belief in the amazing medicinal benefits of the plant. He is honest, humble and always puts quality first. We were honored that he has been involved in every step of our journey."
Added DAMIAN: "Many people have 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."
Last week, the company debuted a new DAMIAN "JR. GONG" MARLEY SPEAK LIFE cannabis vapor pen, in conjunction with their partnership. OCEAN GROWN EXTRACTS' trusted PhD chemist worked closely with MARLEY in taking the original "O.G." (OCEAN GROWN) strain of the highest-quality cannabis plant to produce a proprietary extract that is a clean, pure, consistently dosed medicine called "SPEAK LIFE," which is available in the form of a vapor pen.
SPEAK LIFE includes a starter kit, vapor pen and cartridge.
The news of DAMIAN's partnership with OCEAN GROWN follows the artist's recent announcement of his alliance with COLORADO-based cannabis leader, TRU CANNABIS, for the brand new STONY HILL dispensary in DENVER.