‘Only Rastas should smoke the holy herb’

“Why don’t you give Ras­tas a break?”

This was the ques­tion wire bend­ing spe­cial­ist Claude “Swa­mi” Jef­fers posed to At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi dur­ing the first na­tion­al con­sul­ta­tion on the de­crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of mar­i­jua­na.

Jef­fers said for years Rasta­far­i­ans have been tor­ment­ed for us­ing the “holy herb”.