Police to arrest cannabis users at Pashupati this Mahashivaratri …

Feb 11, 2018-Smoking marijuana has become a norm of sorts for many people who visit the Pashupati temple on the Mahashivarati festival.

Its use is associated with Lord Shiva and on the day of the festival, taking a puff of a cigarette or a pipe containing marijuana buds passed around or sold by sadhus is seen as an homage to the Mahadev, the great god.

Although the government classified marijuana and its derivatives as drugs and banned their use and sale in 1973, the authorities have been tolerating their uses during Mahashivaratri. This, perhaps, has partly to do with the religious

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