Thousands Light Up Joints During Hindu Festival in Nepal

Article by Cannabis Life Network

THOUSANDS LIGHT UP JOINTS DURING HINDU FESTIVAL IN NEPAL BLOGCANNABIS LEGALIZATIONCANNABIS NEWSCULTURECULTUREFEATUREDMARIJUANA NEWS

Hindu holy men were joined by devotees and the public Friday at a revered temple in Kathmandu where they lit up joints during an annual festival despite prohibition and warnings by authorities.

Hundreds of police officers patrolled the forested area around the Pashupati temple, which was crowded with cannabis smokers celebrating the Shivaratri festival.

A group of ruling party lawmakers has recently filed a petition to legalize the farming and use of cannabis.

“There is a ban on smoking marijuana but at the same time it is a centuries-old tradition, which we have to respect,” said police officer Suman Khadka, adding that no arrests were made.

During the festival, devotees visit temples of Hindu god Shiva.

Currently, the use of cannabis is punishable by prison sentences of up to a month for users and 10 years for traffickers.

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