When you’re a Rastafarian, you’re supposed to be smoking cannabis. Well, that’s not a form of judgment, it’s just part of the Rastafarian movement.
The Rastafarian movement claims to be a form of religion. It insists that Jesus is black and all Rastas call their god Jah. And while the government is busy arresting ganja users and promoting drug detox programs, the Rastas are busy smoking weed- all for the purpose of spirituality and self awareness.
Cannabis, or popularly known as marijuana, is the Rastafarian’s holy weed. The Rastas consider smoking marijuana as their way to enlightenment and purging of the mind and body. If the Rolling Stones and other rock bands during the era of the generation X were accused of being in a devil’s trance while writing the songs, the Rastas openly smoke cannabis for their spiritual trance. If you’re a poet Rasta who desires to write an enlightening poem, then smoke some cannabis. If you’re a Rasta forming a band with reggae inspired genre and in deep search of good songs, then smoke some cannabis. If you’re a Rasta who wants to paint your final masterpiece, then smoke some cannabis. If Buddha was a Rasta, he could have been smoking weed to attain nirvana rather than sitting on the ground, meditating.
Reggae has been judged as a genre for smoking weed, like it’s a good excuse why some people use marijuana. It’s as if smoking weed is a law to everyone who enjoys reggae music and loves dreadlocks. Don’t blame me, point your fingers to pop culture and blame it to the blamers.
If the government lets the Rastafarian movement openly smoke marijuana to show its respect to other people’s culture, then everyone must be really happy to join the group. No Rasta will be complaining again that the government’s law against marijuana is its form of control to its people, to prevent them from reaching self awareness and control over their mind and body. If you’re not a Rastafarian and you’ll be caught smoking weed, you have a 50% chance of not being put to jail, tell them about equality and your right to smoke weed just like the Rastas.