As the only cannabis smoker in the Grammy winning reggae band Morgan Heritage, Mojo Morgan loves all the various ways to smoke the herb. Bongs, joints, blunts, pipes, you name it! But, as a singer and MC he especially loves vaping due to the health benefits. Mojo sees the herb as a way to “heal the nation.” Healing not only for the users of cannabis itself, but also our national economy. He points out that after the recent legalization in certain states in the U.S., the cannabis industry “is proving to not only be a financially viable industry but also a medically beneficial treatment option” to people suffering from cancer, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.
For Mojo, it’s never been about catching a buzz. It’s a catalyst for inspiration and the talented vocalist often uses marijuana to calm down before going onstage and engaging in the ultimate high, performing for tens of thousands of fans night in and night out. Then, after the show, Mojo uses cannabis to come down from that ultimate high of performing onstage.
Cannabis smokers aren’t always the sleepy stereotypical stoners on the couch. They can be worldwide touring, critically acclaimed musicians and activists instead. In fact, cannabis influenced Mojo’s ability to create music for Morgan Heritage’s recently released album Avrakadabra.
Mojo says, “As children that grew up around the healing herb, we have begun to take steps to get involved with the medical ramifications of this herb and how it can benefit humanity in different ways.” Let the national healing begin with Mojo’s five favorite tunes for seshin’ out to. We need it now more than ever.
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“Selah” by Morgan Heritage
When you smoke herb and hold a meditation, you want to be able to reflect on life. When you listen to this song under the influence of herb, you can't help but zone off into deep thought about this beautiful planet we live on.
“Igziabeher” by Peter Tosh
This song takes you to a place, whether smoking or not, that's just enchanting. There’s a magic in this music and Peter Tosh's vocals flowing over the track will amplify the experience of anyone smoking herb while listening to this song.
“Give We A License” by Morgan Heritage
The prophetic call to action in this song provides a liberating feeling for any marijuana smoker, more so for the cannabis connoisseur that has been advocating for the legalization of this herb for decades. Now in this modern pro-cannabis era where legalization and decriminalization is taking the world by storm, you feel a euphoric spirit come over you listening to the same song from over 20 years later.
“Kaya” by Bob Marley and The Wailers
Some herb gives you a mellow mood. Some herb makes you feel like you wanna lively up yourself. The vibe in this proclamation for the need of Kaya in your life daily really just puts a smile on your face as you let the groove take you away.
“Plant Up The Herbs” by Morgan Heritage
Ganja farmers have been a target of law enforcement around the world for decades in the marijuana industry. They are normally peaceful, conscious, down to earth individuals. When this song comes on, you hear so much melody coming at you that it's easy to get lost in the music. Smoking to this song makes you appreciate the effort your marijuana man or woman, puts into giving you that eerie vibe.