In 1976, Reggae legend Peter Tosh released the song and album “Legalize It,” which quickly became an anthem for the marijuana reform movement.
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, including the launch of a new video from Peter Tosh’s son Dave, intended to help mobilize voters to go to the polls November 2, and to organize supporters to call voters for Prop 19 this weekend.
Peter Tosh’s family released the following 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.
In the video, Peter’s son Dave endorses Proposition 19:
My name is Dave Tosh, Peter Tosh has been a lifelong advocate for the legalization of marijuana. The song “Legalize It” from the album of the same name, became the anthem and the rally cry across the globe. On Nov 2nd California can help make this dream a reality, vote “Yes” on Proposition 19.
“On behalf of Just Say Now, I can say that we are deeply honored Mr. Tosh’s family is carrying on the same legacy that marked his living years: speaking up for those whose voices weren’t as prominent,” said Aaron Houston, Executive Director of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy. “He was an early pioneer not only in music, but also in speaking out for marijuana legalization.”
It is truly an honor to have the endorsement and support from the Peter Tosh family in these final days for the Proposition 19 campaign. Join us in the last four days to pass Prop 19: sign up to call young voters and put Prop 19 over the top.