Luxury Retail Executive Joins Marley Natural™ to Build Global Cannabis Lifestyle Brand

, the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, today announced
the appointment of Clement Kwan as Chief Operating Officer. Kwan will
lead the Marley Natural team as the brand expands distribution of its
collection of cannabis and lifestyle products in the United States and

“It is an honor to work with the Marley family to build a global brand
that will help the world appreciate the herb the way Bob Marley did,”
Kwan said. “Bob Marley is a global icon and I am thrilled to be leading
a team that understands and respects his legacy of positivity and
peaceful social change.”

Since 2013, Kwan has been the president of YOOX Corporation, the U.S.
branch of the YOOX Net-a-Porter Group, the world’s leading online
fashion retailer. Kwan joined YOOX Net-a-Porter in 2012 and previously
served as Director of Sales and Marketing, Europe. Previously, he worked
for the Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, where he led the global
buildout of the D&G brand. He has also held sales and marketing
positions at Theory and Diesel USA and began his career in technology

Marley Natural launched on February 6, 2016, what would have been
Bob Marley’s 71st birthday, to international acclaim –
initially debuting in VOGUE,
and Rolling
. The brand’s inaugural line of products includes four
categories of all-natural, sun-grown cannabis flower and oil
hand-selected from local farmers; a line of naturally-derived body care
products infused with cold-pressed hemp seed oil and botanicals sourced
directly from Jamaica; and a collection of smoking, storage and
preparation accessories crafted from sustainably-sourced American black
walnut and hand-blown glass.

Marley Natural cannabis products are currently available at
dispensaries in Southern California, and distribution will expand
throughout California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington later this year. Marley
body care and accessory products are currently available
nationwide via
and will soon be arriving in select retailers in Los Angeles and New
York. Kwan will be responsible for scaling distribution of all Marley
Natural products through retail and e-commerce channels, in addition to
expanding the brand’s product portfolio to include new product lines and
seasonal collections. Kwan will focus on scaling distribution in the
U.S. in 2016 as well as laying the foundation for international
expansion in 2017.

About Marley Natural

Marley Natural is the official Bob Marley cannabis brand, crafted
with deep respect for Bob Marley’s legacy and belief in the positive
potential of the herb to heal and inspire us. To learn more about Marley
, visit
or follow the conversation on social media using #MarleyNatural.


Suzette Riley, 206-409-1960