The constitution provides for freedom of religion, including the freedom of individuals to change their religion. The government prohibits the use of marijuana, including for religious reasons. Rastafarians said they disagreed with the government’s ban on using marijuana, stating it was integral to their religious rituals.
Rastafarians stated they experienced discrimination in employment.
U.S. embassy officials met with the government, religious leaders, and other members of civil society to discuss religious freedom, including Rastafarians’ complaints of societal discrimination and the government’s policy against marijuana use.