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Ziggy Marley says he began smoking marijuana aged NINE with the blessing of his reggae legend father Bob Ziggy, 50, said it was part of the Rastafarian culture to smoke marijuana He said he was 'too young' to smoke the drug but that it was commonplace  The singer admitted he thinks his father made a mistake by letting him smoke  He explained he didn’t smoke for ‘fun’ but used it to heighten his spirituality 

By Alisha Rouse Showbusiness Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published: 16:24 BST, 22 August 2019 | Updated: 16:28 BST, 22 August 2019

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Ziggy Marley revealed he started smoking marijuana aged nine, with the blessing of his reggae legend father Bob.

The 50-year-old, who followed in his father’s footsteps to become a musician, admitted he was ‘too young’ to start smoking the drug but that it was always commonplace in his community.

He is a Rastafarian like his father, who died in 1981 aged just 36.

Shock claims: Ziggy Marley revealed he started smoking marijuana aged nine, with the blessing of his reggae legend father Bob

Shock claims: Ziggy Marley revealed he started smoking marijuana aged nine, with the blessing of his reggae legend father Bob

‘Smoking marijuana wasn’t considered a bad thing in Rastafarian culture’, he told Reader’s Digest.

‘It wasn’t something to hide from the kids.

‘I can’t even remember when I had my first “spliff”, I was around nine. I was very young, too young.’

The singer admitted that he thinks his father made a mistake by allowing him to smoke so young, but conceded it was part of his culture.

‘I wouldn’t have let myself do it in my father’s place’, he explained.

Following in his footsteps: The 50-year-old, who followed in his father’s footsteps to become a musician, admitted he was ‘too young’ to start smoking the drug but that it was always commonplace in his community

Following in his footsteps: The 50-year-old, who followed in his father’s footsteps to become a musician, admitted he was ‘too young’ to start smoking the drug but that it was always commonplace in his community

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