The young men smoked marijuana publicly near Nyeri town along River Chania today as they aired their views to the press.
They argued that many developing countries have legalized the use of bhang and said Kenya through the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada) should follow suit.
The dreadlocked youth claimed that the Bible has also okayed the use of natural plants including bhang.
One of the rastafarians John Wanjohi 29 said he has been smoking marijuana, also known as ‘Ganja’ since he was 10 years old and is still healthy.
Alex Ngatia alias Ras Lion claimed that bhang can heal psychological trauma, cancer and many other diseases. They said they don’t fear police or being taken to a court of law.
The group said they earn a living through art, music and farming. They also said they have set apart Saturdays as a day of worship in a local forest where they smoke bhang as they pray stating that it is their “spiritual food”
The men had earlier attended a court session in Nyeri town where one of their members has been charged with growing and smoking the substance. of their own had been charged for smoking and growing bhang.