Jah Itagaki's REGGAE LIFE
   This Day in Reggae
and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history

 September 25
1977: Ras Ghandi (Duaine Bowen) is born.
1997: Sir Paul McCartney makes his second plea for decriminalization of cannabis.
"I support decriminalization. People are smoking pot anyway and to make them criminal is wrong," he told the New Statesman magazine. He said it was pointless to fill jails with people who smoked cannabis because this was likely to turn them into true criminals. Citing his own experience of being arrested for possessing marijuana in Japan in 1980, he said he learned nothing from it. "When I was jailed in Japan for having pot there was no attempt at rehabilitation. They just stuck me in a box for nine days."

His first plea was made in London Times on July 25, 1967.

 September 26
1887: Emile Berliner of Washington, D.C., receives a patent for his invention of the lateral-cut, flat-disk "Gramophone", the world's first record player.
1915: U.S. prohibits importation of marijuana.

 September 27
----: Zumjay is born in Kingston, Jamaica.
1953: Robbie Shakspeare is born in Kingston, Jamaica. (some say b. September 23)
1975: Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" reaches No. 1 in U.K.

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