Rastafari In Inity (RII) is proud to announce the historical partnership between Rastafari Rootzfest™ (RII) and High Times® to produce the first Ganja Festival in Negril, Jamaica, the ‘Capital of Casual’ to be staged November 12-15, 2015.
Rastafari Rootzfest is a comprehensive, educational and well-organized event that celebrates Rastafari ideology, livity and culture, that tells the story of the Rastafari struggle for the legalization of ganja and celebrates the decriminalization of ganja in Jamaica.
Rastafari Rootzfest is the first ganja-exempt event since Jamaican government legally recognized Rastafari Sacramental and Religious rights earlier this year.
“It’s time to get up and stand up, stand up for what is right! Lets get up and stand up, time we all unite!” said Rastafarian elder and event organizer Ras Iyah V.
“It is good that this government can recognize that I n I do have the right and am able to enjoy that right of herb as I n I Sacrament. Hail RasTafari!”
The amendments to Jamaica’s Dangerous Drugs Act became law April 15, 2015. These amendments put in law Rastafari sacramental and religious rights as well as the staging of exempt event where ganja can be present.
Thus, it has set the stage for the production of the first international wellness festival which celebrates Jamaica’s indigenous peoples and their cultural heritage, inclusive of educational seminars, commerce, art and music.
During the Rastafari Rootzfest™, RII will host High Times® World Cannabis Cup®, which is an internationally renowned competition to select the best cannabis strains.
It will be the first time that this competition is held in Jamaica. In partnering with High Times Magazine/Trans High Corp, RII aims to encourage innovation and the application of science and technology within the cannabis industry in Jamaica by and for the benefit of Rastafari and grassroots communities.
Rick Cusick, High Times Associate publisher, said “We are very excited to finally get a good close look at the many varieties of Jamaican ganja from all over the island so we can pass the results along to our readers and to the world”.
The High Times Jamaican Cannabis Cup competition will only be open to Jamaican ganja grown exclusively by Jamaican farmers.
The unique judging panels will include traditional Rastafarian experts as well as professional High Times connoisseurs.
Ticket are available at: Cannabiscup.com/jamaica