Marijuana In India
In India, marijuana use is widespread. Chillum is used for smoking Marijuana, the rite of smoking is regulated to the point in which direction should pass around chillum.
Marijuana was probably first used as an intoxicant in India around 1000 B.C., and soon became of Hindu culture.
High-caste Hindus are not permitted to use alcohol. But they are allowed Bhang(preparation from the leaves and flowers (buds) of the female cannabis plant, smoked or consumed as a beverage in the India) at religious ceremonials, and also employ it as an intoxicant at marriage ceremonies and family festivals.
Bhang is used by in India is the same as beer is used in the United States
Indians use either a few pulls at a Ganja pipe or sip a glass of Bhang at the end of the day to relieve fatigue, to obtain a sense of well-being, to stimulate appetite.
Use of Marijuana in Indian medicine
In the Indian hemp seed and hemp, as well as manufactured drugs from them contain substances related to endogenous cannabinoids (endocannabinoids), including anandamide. In 2003 in the journal Nature Medicine (English) noted that the EC system of the brain involved in various processes of pain, memory, neurodegeneration and inflammation, and that cannabinoids have significant clinical potential.
Ganja (Ganja) – Indian name of local varieties of hemp seed and psychotropic products from these plants. For the manufacture of “Ganga” unfertilized female inflorescences pour in a bunch and trample down with feet or roll up like a sausages, then they are left on the sun again, rolled, dried again, until the entire mass reaches the correct consistency, and inflorescence to allocate enough resin to hold it together. Rolled ganja Bengali type is considered better than ganja Bombay type. Under Indian law, for illegal cultivation and production of Ganja you can get up to 5 years imprisonment, whereas in other varieties of cannabis – from 10 to 20 years.