The Rastafarians on Marijuana


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.



  1. 666

    legalize marijuana!

    mj is safer than alchohol.
    mj use as its medical value.
    and rasta is.. uhh rastafarians.. they good for baking also. lol

  2. Teya Sorroche- Guillermo

    @catkillah- sex and drugs? why not? lol

    @666- smoking cannabis or mj is already practiced long before you were born..

  3. cougart

    How could a plant created by God be made illegal by humans? “You mean they can tell God that it’s not legal?If growing cannabis is to be a crime then by man’s laws God who made all plants was a criminal too. ……..:0

  4. Eco Green

    Politicians are 10 years behind the times when it comes to hemp use. People have been fighting for a long time against marijuana and pot prohibition with some movement going on now. Still too slow for those caught up in the jail system for possessing a little weed. Our freedoms have been trampled on by folks who know nothing about how beautiful cannabis can be for someones life, if one learns how to grow cannabis. Keep up the good work.

  5. Teya Sorroche- Guillermo

    Thanks eco green. I just want to reveal a few facts about cannabis and the Rastafarian movement so that people can learn more about the movement and weed.

  6. Mary Jane

    The FACTS about marijuana are undeniable. It is a great idea to legalize marijuana. What would happen if Government illegalized cigarettes and alcohol, our country would collapse, millions would be jobless, crime would sky rocket, government would be broke, and the list goes on. Consider the opposite to legalize marijuana. I am against legalizing harmful and addictive drugs. marijuana is not one of
    them-FACT. And marijuana is safer than alcohol! Decade to decade, deaths annually are directly linked to acute alcohol poisoning and cannabis is a much less
    violent provoking substance than alcohol^^

  7. Rohit jaiswal

    well, i belief smoking gives u relief..
    at least in mumbai u will find peace some where…
    My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.

  8. Ben

    Rastafarian is NOT a religion–it’s a way of life. They also do not ensist that Jesus is black but they do recognizez hi. What they ensist is that Rastafari (Haile Selassie) is the reincarnation of Jesus. But hey, this is not about rastafarian, it’s about Marijuana! LEGALIZE IT ALREADY!

  9. kelvinchipanga

    Trly rastafarians speak di truth as compared wth christians eg sizzla kalonji always talked abt doing good good evrytime so dat good will follow.praise yi jah

  10. Skylar

    It’s some what not and some what is legal for us to use the holy herb. If you are rasta the police will know as soon as they meet you and if you go to court you can show them all the places in the bible where it says that man shall ingest the holy herb. Another reason to show you why this religion is the one true religion.
    – Jah Bless peace love you all

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