Bob Marley Day Comes to L.A. as Countdown to Marijuana Ban Begins (Irony?)
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But the most important thing on the plate of the L.A. City Council today was ... Bob Marley.
The City Council declared that today is Bob Marley Day in L.A. We're sure the community of Venice is elated.
The eight paragraph resolution by Councilman Tom LaBonge was adopted to mark the DVD release today of the film Marley. Really. A sample of the document:
WHEREAS, the film features rare concert footage and interviews with Marley's family and friends, such as his son Ziggy and wife Rita Marley and Jimmy Cliff. Performances of hits such as "One Love," "I Shot the Sheriff," "No Woman, No Cry" and "Jammin" are also shown as Marley and the Wailers hit the world stage ...
Official city business, this.
Does anyone find it a little ironic that as the council today was stumbling over itself to honor the reggae master (two of the singer's children, Ziggy and Karen, accepted the proclamation from LaBonge and Councilman Joe Buscaino, according to City News Service), the countdown to L.A.'s medical marijuana dispensary prohibition was underway?
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