How Hemp Was Outlawed In India

''To forbid or even seriously restrict the use of so gracious an herb as hemp would cause widespread suffering and annoyance (and) to large bands of worshipped ascetics (sants and sadhus), deep-seated anger. Bhang is the joy-giver, the poor man's heaven, the soother of grief.''

INDIA:  Cannabis, the plant from which bhang, ganja and hashish come, has been regarded a traditional intoxicant in India. And yet it is outlawed in its homeland. Around the end of the 19th century, the British imperial government in India wanted to import Scotch whisky. This was also the time when resentment against the colonial Read the full article…