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Legalize It (Wikipedia)

Legalize It is the debut studio album by Jamaican singer-songwriter and former Wailer Peter Tosh, released in June 1976. It was recorded at Treasure Isle and Randy's, Kingston.

Legalize It
PeterTosh-LegalizeIt.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1976
Recorded1976
StudioTreasure Isle and Randy's, Kingston, Jamaica
GenreReggae
Length39:04
LabelVirgin, Columbia
ProducerPeter Tosh
Peter Tosh chronology
Legalize It
(1976)
Equal Rights
(1977)

Legalize It is one of the two solo albums released in 1976 by Wailers members, along with Bunny Wailer's album Blackheart Man. Bob Marley and his new Wailers also released Rastaman Vibration.

The song was written in response to his ongoing victimization by the Jamaican police and as a political piece pushing for the legalization of cannabis, particularly for medical use. In 1977, Tosh backed this up by saying "We are the victims of Rasclot circumstances. Victimization, colonialism, gonna lead to bloodbath". Tosh also said "Herb will become like cigarettes", in an NME interview in 1978.

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