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New York State Proclamation For Reggae Legend: Peter Tosh + Music Videos

New York State Proclamation For Reggae Legend, Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh (singing at microphone) with Al Anderson and Robbie Shakespeare, on the Bush Doctor Tour, in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, in 1978. Photo by Tim Duncan – Own work, CC BY 3.0

PRIDE NEWS

BROOKLYN, New York April 19, 2019 — New York State Senator, Kevin S. Parker, issued a New York state proclamation for reggae icon and Jamaica Order of Merit recipient, Peter Tosh, last Thursday, that celebrates the life and the legacy of the legend, for this year’s renewal of the national observance of 4/20.

Tosh, whose birth name was Winston Hubert McIntosh, and who was also known as ” Stepping Razor”, has been lauded, over the years, for his relentless fight for the decriminalization of marijuana, and his sterling and steadfast efforts for the global promotion of reggae music, as well as his quest for equal rights and justice.

The proclamation came, just ahead of the 4/20 celebrations for 2019, a national observance of respect for the wide variety and multiple uses of cannabis, including recreational, sacramental and medicinal.            Continue reading

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