I am always amazed when I go home to see the proliferation of the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica.

They get a bad wrap with people joining for the only purpose to smoke weed as part of the religion.  Surprisingly to most, it's not mandatory, it's purely optional and I do know Rastafarians who do not smoke.

I must admit I do not know a lot about the history or the culture, but I do know whenever I speak with one, they are truly proud people and have very interesting way of speaking.  

Facts an' facts, an' t'ings an t'ings: dem's all a lotta fockin' bullshit. Hear me! Dere is no truth but de one truth, an' that is the truth of Jah Rastafari. - Bob Marley