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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Partners with Ocean Grown Extracts to Grow Cannabis in Former Prison

By October 5, 2016Articles
Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley Partners with Ocean Grown Extracts to Grow Cannabis in Former Prison- Island Stage Magazine
Ocean Grown Extracts Also Announces Debut of  
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s”Speak Life” Cannabis Vapor Pen in conjunction 
with this new partnership
Ocean Grown Extracts, a California-local family owned and operated cannabis company, has announced a partnership with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley to grow cannabis in a former California prison.Marley and the company willconvert the 77,000- square-foot space on twenty acres in Coalinga, California 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 of Coalinga and the state of California to become the model cannabis facility that embraces safety and regulation.

This new joint venture, along with the purchase of the prison, will lift the city of 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 Coalinga.

Said 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.”
Said Damian Marley, “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.”

Ocean Grown Extracts has earned a reputation as a leading producer of pure cannabis extracts with award-winning cannabis flower. Last week in Los Angeles, CA, the company debuted a new Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Speak Life cannabis vapor pen, in conjunction with their partnership with the GRAMMY® Award-winning reggae artist. 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.
Developed with a deep respect for Marley, Speak Life includes a starter kit, vapor pen and cartridge. With the lowest defect and leakage rate in the industry, Ocean Grown Extracts‘ exceptionally formulated cartridges combine great taste, impressive potency and a reliable battery. Cartridges are always lab-tested for quality with a full cannabinoid and terpene analysis.
The news of Damian’s partnership with Ocean Grown follows the artist’s recent announcement of hispartnership with Colorado-based cannabis leader, Tru Cannabis, for the brand new Stony Hilldispensary in Denver, CO.
Ocean Grown Extracts products are currently available in 50 stores in Washington and California and will soon be available in Colorado, Nevada and Oregon.  Please visit for a specific list of current locations.
About Ocean Grown Extracts
Ocean Grown Extracts was founded by cannabis visionary and extract pioneer Kelly Dalton, who has been cultivating the highest quality strains for the past 20 years.  Dalton realized the growing demand for exceptional-quality concentrates and the lack of premium medicine to serve patients. To fulfill this growing niche and customer need, Ocean Grown Extracts was born. With decades of experience in the industry, Ocean Grown was one of the first to introduce a clear line of concentrates to the California market in 2014. For additional information, please visit
About Damian Marley 
The youngest son of Reggae legend Bob Marley, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley garnered his own place in music history when he became the first ever Reggae artist to win a GRAMMY outside of the “Reggae” category, taking home an award for “Best Urban/Alternative” performance for his title single, “Welcome To Jamrock“. The acclaimed 2005 breakthrough disc Welcome To Jamrock, also won a GRAMMY for “Best Reggae” Album. Marley has been shaking up stages all over the world for the past few years, first in collaboration with Nas on their Distant Relatives project, and then when he went on to partner with Skrillex for their groundbreaking track “Make It Bun Dem,” which Rolling Stone called “a monster mash up of dubstep and dancehall.” Damian’s new album Stony Hill will be released in January 2017.
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