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Hinduism - What Is Hemp Or Charas? Who Is Allowed To Consume It On Grounds Of Religious Exemption?


Cannibus indica, more widely known as marijuana, is referred to as hemp.

The plant's long fibers were formerly employed in the production of rope and textiles.

It is mostly utilized for its narcotic qualities in modern times, either by crushing and processing the leaves to form bhang or by harvesting the plant's resins to manufacture hashish (charas).

Hemp is banned to use as a narcotic save at particular places and periods, such as pilgrimage sites and festivals.

Many ascetics, however, continue to use hashish on a daily basis. 


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Hinduism - What Is Charas?




Hashish is referred to as Charas. 



This is typically combined with tobacco and smoked in a chillum, which is a straight pipe. 


Certain parts of the ascetic community are known for smoking hashish. 

Smoking is a social pastime and a ritual of hospitality for many ascetics, as well as a religious gesture that emulates the deity Shiva, who is renowned for his love of the substance. 



Many ascetics convert the marijuana that grows wild across the Himalayas into hashish to consume and sell while on their journeys. 


Most individuals are prohibited from using drugs, although it is a very widespread and accepted practice among ascetics, who are intentionally peripheral members of society. 




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