Why Rastafari smoke marijuana for sacramental reasons and the faith’s other beliefs

Members of the Rastafari religion and political movement have for decades been persecuted and imprisoned for their ritualistic use of marijuana. But the tiny islands of Antigua and Barbuda recently became one of the first Caribbean nations to grant Rastafari official sacramental authorization to grow and smoke the herb that they deem sacred. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne told The Associated Press in an interview that his government took this step to try to end the persecution and bring respect to the Rastafari faith.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/why-rastafari-smoke-marijuana-sacramental-121838757.html

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