Alcohol make you drunk man. It don’t make you meditate it just make you drunk. When you drink alcohol you don’t meditate – you’re more giddy-headed. Herb is a consciousness.

from Bob Marley – New Zealand Interview 1979 on Rap Genius

Meaning

In this explanation here he is comparing alcohol to marijuana-likening marijuana to consciousness or spirituality which reggae music and rastafarian ideas are built on. Also saying that alcohol makes you loopy and closer to senseless behavior

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