DAMIEN MARLEY admits he has inherited his famous father's love of smoking marijuana - because he cannot relax without it.

The reggae star and son of the legendary Bob Marley has smoked the drug daily since he was very young, claiming it helps him get in touch with his spiritual side.

He says, "I smoke every day just about.

"I can't remember what age I was when I had my very first spliff, but I enjoy herb.

"It gives meditation and helps you relax. But I wouldn't say it's something people have to do.

"It's a spiritual thing, but it's not a must with my faith either.

"Even a Rastaman doesn't have to smoke herb."