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Nepal - Resource, Org; local In the name of World Drug Day, on 26th June, 09 in Nepal, an alliance of drivers, individual & groups of people of different colors organized a 25-30 World Drug Day, on 26th June, 09 in Nepal car/taxi peace rally in Kathmandu cities to advocate for affordable tax-legal, educate & regulate marihuana as well as its use for regional & national level for development mission. We take this initiation and action 1st time in Nepal from 26 June, 2009 with the aim & objective of this campaign is to open public debate on the current drug scenario.

To make this campaign successful at all levels, initially we urgently need to establish in action of public information center in tourist area in Thamel-977, Kathmandu, World Drug Day, on 26th June, 09 in Nepal Nepal because still need to provide update education, information for those who use/smoke marijuana.

Nepal was a country where marihuana was a legal till 1970s. Currently, in example; global economic crisis affects directly or indirectly in the developing countries, if we promote, educate of marihuana for its World Drug Day, on 26th June, 09 in Nepal development use, we can easily fight with global economic crisis etc... As well as the country tourism will also increase. For this action we need good policy & programme in our own country and jointly response from national, sub-regional, regional and international level. Let’s support & join World Drug Day, on 26th June, 09 in Nepal this campaign.

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Nepal - Resources, Information Save Nepal, Liberate Cannabis | Non-Profit Organization - Cannabis is Nepal’s Green, Renewal and Sustainable National Treasure. Flag of Nepal Like Buddha, Cannabis was “born” in Nepal. The world’s best specimens flourish in Nepal’s midlands and on its Himalayan sloops. Cannabis’ many useful products – hemp fiber and textiles, and the medical and special properties of ganja and charas – could bring prosperity to every city, town and village in Nepal, and to all Nepali people. Since 1974, however, Cannabis has been banned in our Himalayan wonderland, Nepal being the last nation to prohibit the plant. But during the past several years the legal and medical Cannabis movement has made deep inroads into America and Europe.

Fourteen US state have enacted medical cannabis programs, and in California medical marijuana has become a $2 billion economy. A simple internet search will produce ample insight into the situation in the US. Of special significance is California‘s “Tax and Regulate Marijuana” voters’ initiative (referendum measure), which California voters will decide this November. Additionally, the California legislature has cannabis legalization legislation in the making. In the US, it is commonly accepted that California or another US state will legalize Cannabis within the next two years, and it will trigger a “domino effect” which will sweep the US, and the world.

Yes, Nepal’s day will come. And it will come so soon that we must now immediately prepare for tomorrow’s opportunity, which will dramatically change Nepal’s social, political and economic situation. Nepal needs to immediately develop an adequate infrastructure to meet worldwide demand and standards, and to assure its place in a competitive world market with major players, such as California, Canada and Holland. These highly-modernized Cannabis producing entities will surely enter the legitimate international market as soon as possible, and over the past 30 years they have built an international reputation. Additionally, over the past few decades Holland and Canada have developed genetic engineering programs, and both countries have gained worldwide fame and tourism for their exploitation of the original “Kathmandu hashesh café” concept. It’s time Nepal takes it back! Learn more >>>

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Nepal does NOT have a MEDICAL MARIJUANA (cannabis) LAW. Yet.

Nepal - status Legal and medical status of cannabis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Nepal (Asia) Illegal (decriminalized) | Though cannabis is illegal, it is consumed openly. Marijuana and its derivatives, such as Hashish, are widely available throughout Nepal. >> source -

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Marijuana is in Schedule IV of the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, making it subject to special restrictions. Article 2 provides for the following, in reference to Schedule IV drugs:

    A Party shall, if in its opinion the prevailing conditions in its country render it the most appropriate means of protecting the public health and welfare, prohibit the production, manufacture, export and import of, trade in, possession or use of any such drug except for amounts which may be necessary for medical and scientific research only, including clinical trials therewith to be conducted under or subject to the direct supervision and control of the Party.

This provision, while apparently providing for the limitation of marijuana to research purposes only, also seems to allow some latitude for nations to make their own judgments. The official Commentary on the Single Convention indicates that Parties are expected to make that judgment in good faith. Visit - - for more.

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Nepal - Resources, Information 5 Countries Where Marijuana is Legal (Almost!) Posted: Oct 8th, 2008 | ... we have to advocate for access to medical marijuana in nepal. cheers, sujan. Latest Humor Articles; More from Robert Kane ... Marijuana users have always sought legal loopholes in countries where it is illegal to own or smoke it. Many people choose to buy marijuana seeds (which is legal in many places), then grow and smoke their own (which is not!) But every marijuana smoker has probably dreamed at one point or another of living in a country where marijuana is legal - or at least where the "rules" concerning possession are so lax that it is effectively legal.

Nepal. Unlike the other countries on this list, Nepal doesn't have an actual decriminalisation policy towards marijuana - it's rather that the laws they have are hardly ever enforced! Marijuana used to be legal in Nepal, making it a hippy Mecca in the 1960's and early 70's. It has been illegal since 1973 - not that you'd notice. Marijuana is widely available and used, especially by Nepalese holy men. Note that smuggling and growing are punished, but possession and personal use rarely are - if the police catch you smoking they will stop you, but only to collect a small bribe!   >>   Visit -

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Our Mission Statement:

1. To inform and educate all sectors of the population regarding the history, uses, virtues and benefits of Nepal’s indigenous Green, Renewable and Sustainable national treasure – Cannabis.

2. To advocate the legalization and regulation of the cultivation, processing, distribution and sale of Cannabis – hemp fiber, ganja, charas, and so on -- in the Republic of Nepal.

3. To development workable programs in Nepal for the regulation of Cannabis in a manner which provides maximum social, economic, employment, health and educational benefits for all of Nepal’s population.

In addition to educational and informational programs, we urge the implementation of the following comprehensive three phase priority program.

STEP ONE: The immediate implementation of a “Medical Cannabis” program similar to those enacted in the US. Access to appropriate and necessary medicine is a fundamental human right. The safe and effective therapeutic benefits of Cannabis are now widely recognized in North America and Europe, and Cannabis is an integral part of Ayurvedic Medicine. A simple internet search yields ample material regarding Cannabis’ therapeutic benefits. The Right of access to appropriate medicine should be immediately taken before the Supreme Court. Any recognized Nepali medical professional or healer should be allowed to issue prescriptions (for both residents of Nepal and tourists), and Cannabis should be legally available for patients at Ayurvedic pharmacies.

STEP TWO: The immediate adoption of a “Amsterdam Model” (or “the Dutch Model”) permitting the consumption and distribution of small quantities of ganja and charas in Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara cafes. This step and the previous step should also include programs for infrastructure development, hemp fiber and textile awareness, and “Clean Green Green” Cannabis cultivation.

STEP THREE: The Re-normalization of Cannabis Cultivation, Distribution and International Trade in the Republic of Nepal. The legalization of Cannabis in Nepal should occur no later than within days of marijuana legalization in any US state, or by any other nation. Nepal enjoys very positive relations within the world community. It is a well-behaved, small nation who – unlike many regional neighbors -- never makes any trouble for the rest of the world. Nepal has accumulated a good deal of international goodwill. It’s time to use it!

In 1974, Nepal became the last nation to prohibit Cannabis, in 2010 let it be the first to reverse the error, and to realize its Destiny as the Gem of Asia! >>

Cannabis in Nepal: An Overview

Cannabis has been grown in Nepal, in both wild and cultivated varieties, for an extremely long time; but its uses, and attitudes toward them, have begun to change in recent years.

Map of location of Nepal Traditionally, Hindu yogis (more often than not pilgrims from India) have used cannabis as an aid to meditation, and male devotees use it as a symbol of fellowship in their frequent bhajans. It is also used for a wide variety of Ayurvedic medicinal purposes, both human and veterinary. Finally, it is used by older people of many castes to while away the time when they' are too old to work in the fields and, until recently only secretly, by younger people in search of fun.

Map of Nepal The advent of the hippie era brought increased cultivation, greatly inflated prices, and large-scale smuggling into the provinces of northern India. Over an approximately eight-year period the attitudes of young, middle-class, urban Nepalis changed to the extent that smoking giinj'a (marihuana) or charas (hashish) came to be regarded as a novel, acceptable, and pleasurable mark of sophistication.

All dealers' licenses were revoked on July 16, 1973, and at present it is illegal to buy, sell, or cultivate (but not to use) cannabis. Three factors contributed to this government crackdown: (1) Nepalese alarm that their own youth were being corrupted by cannabis; (2) United Nations pressure to join other "respectable" nations in outlawing cannabis; and (3) U. S. pressure for narcotic control. Despite the loss of tax revenues by the government (approximately $100,000) and profits by farmers and dealers, there has been little critical response to the new restrictions.

I greatfully acknowledge Dr. Khem Bahadur Bista, Mr. J. Gabriel Campbell, and Mr. Michael Stern for their assistance in collecting some of the data reported and for their helpful criticism of an earlier draft of this paper.

Despite Nepal's high public profile in the popular press as a pharmaceutical paradise, no research of the detailed and systematic kind reported elsewhere in this volume has been done there. The notes that follow therefore represent only a brief and necessarily sketchy overview of the variety of cannabis uses, and attitudes toward them, in Nepal. The botanical details of cannabis cultivation and preparation are virtually all identical with those described elsewhere in the Indian sub-continent. These will not be chronicled here, since they are already adequately covered in works such as the Indian Hemp Commission Report (1894) and Chopra and Chopra (1957) as well as in the article by Hasan in the present volume.

Few regions of the world compress so much ecological and cultural diversity into such a small physical space as Nepal. From the southern border — a flat, tropical, alluvial plain called the Terai, barely above sea level — to the permanent snow and ice of Mt. Everest (29,028 ft.) and the other Himalayan giants of the northern border, is a distance of barely 100 miles. The Terai is inhabited by various tribal groups as well as by high and low caste Hindus speaking Hindi and related dialects, and cultural equivalence on both sides of the unnatural border with India is readily apparent. Along the northern border live Tibetan-speaking Buddhists who speak, look, and act very much like their counterparts just over the border in the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. Between these two extremes, in the great hilly heartland of Nepal, live both Aryan and Mongoloid peoples whose indigenous culture is mixed with influences from the north and from the south.

Despite this diversity, cannabis is found in most parts of the country, and it is only in the extreme north that cannabis is not grown at all. It is widely found, in cultivated and uncultivated varieties, in the middle hills; in the Terai it does not grow wild, but it is extensively cultivated there. It is commonly believed that the higher the altitude, the better the cannabis, and one dealer in Kathmandu claims that the highest quality cannabis is grown at seven or eight thousand feet. However that may be, the price of cannabis products in Kathmandu is the same regardless of the altitude of origin. I have seen cannabis growing above 10,000 feet in northwest Nepal, but the upper limits of its cultivation are not precisely known. Nevertheless, most of the cannabis grown in Nepal comes from the Terai, where agriculture is much more productive generally than in the highlands. According to government revenue records, the bulk of excise taxes on cannabis are collected in the Terai, and the five districts which produce the most cannabis are all in the Terai : Bara, Parsa, Siraha, Dhanusa, and Mahatari.

The near ubiquity of cannabis in Nepal notwithstanding, no one knows how long it has grown there or from whence it came. Geographical evidence suggests it came via India rather than directly from China, which may have been its ultimate origin (Li, this volume), since cannabis is not found along the Tibetan marches but is grown in the areas of north India bordering Nepal. Cannabis may have come to Nepal millennia ago, or perhaps it was carried into Nepal during one or more of the migration waves from India beginning in the 12th century. These migrants passed eastward through the mountains, and cannabis is found more extensively in the west than in the east. In many areas of the western hills cannabis grows all over the vast terraced hillsides as far as the eye can see. According to local humor it is very convenient to travel in west Nepal, where cannabis grows so prolifically there is no need to bother carrying a supply of cigarettes.

The uses of cannabis, and attitudes toward them, vary considerably in different cultural and ecological zones. Although cannabis is found and used in most parts of the country, the percentage of people in any given locality who use it for psychotropic purposes tends to be quite small, although it is in wide use as cattle fodder and fiber, especially in the hills. Users tend to be male rather than female and older rather than younger, but the vagaries of specific local situations make generalizations about caste avoidance or use of cannabis difficult to formulate. There is no association of use of cannabis by Brahmins and of alcohol by Chhetris (a caste reputedly of Rajput origin) along the lines reported by Carstairs (1954) for Rajasthan. In Nepal the highest as well as the lowest castes use cannabis, and Nepal, like the Indian subcontinent generally, illustrates the fact- that cannabis use in traditional societies is not restricted to groups at the lower and disadvantaged range of the hierarchy.

One of the most pervasive traditional uses of cannabis in Nepal is not strictly Nepalese at all but largely Indian. Because of its traditional association with Shiva, the Himalayas attract many pilgrims from India, including sădhus, or Hindu mendicant holy men, who visit, among many other places, the Shivite shrines and temple of Pashupatinăth. Of course Nepal produces its share of these sădhus also, but they are all followers of one or the other Indian ascetic traditions. Many of these itinerant holy men use cannabis extensively for a variety of reasons. They use it as an aid to meditation, claiming that it helps them overlook the discomforts of living in conditions alien to them — such as cold weather — so that they can concentrate on higher matters.

Shiva is frequently depicted with a bowl filled with herbs under his arm as one of the emblems of the mendicant, and there is a traditional association between Shiva and cannabis. For Shivites, smoking cannabis is a way of offering it to Shiva. But in interviews with sădhus at Pashupatinăth, the holiest Hindu shrine in Kathmandu, it became apparent that cannabis use is by no means confined to members of Shivite sects. On the contrary, those sădhus who used cannabis belonged to a wide spectrum of Hindu sects. It is the combination of the general austerity of asceticism, the unaccustomed climatic rigor, and religious beliefs which produce conditions in which the use of cannabis is almost a professional technique.

One extreme example of ritual use is that of unusually austere sădhus called aghoris. Under the influence of cannabis, aghoris indulge in such ritual practices as eating excrement, urine, and the flesh of corpses. Professor Bharati (1965) reports that cannabis functions as a deinhibiting agent in certain esoteric Tantric rituals. Hinduism is in many ways a puritanical religion, and cannabis helps to psychologically shore up adherents who partake of these somewhat exotic practices — dietary in the case of the aghoris and sexual in the case of Tantric rituals.

The use of cannabis by sădhus is culturally constituted since they have renounced the world and whatever proscriptions against its use may exist for their more worldly brethren. It is public knowledge that these ascetics use cannabis, and it is an act of merit for a layman to donate cannabis to a sădhu. Thus in addition to those areas where it is grown for essentially commercial reasons, countless households have a few plants growing nearby so that they will have something to offer to the occasional itinerant sădhu who passes by.

A second category of cannabis users consists of male devotees to sing at bhajans, Hindu devotional meetings often associated with bhakti sects. These bhajans are not necessarily associated with Shiva,' since although the Himalayas have literary associations with Shiva, the ordinary Hindu layman worships Shiva as one among many other deities. These bhajans often take place in auspicious locations such as in, around, or near temples and satals (pilgrimage shelters), but they are also held in private houses.

At bhajans, the gănjă (marihuana) is passed around in a chilam (clay pipe) among the singers and musicians sitting on the floor. To partake of the chilam is not in any sense obligatory, but is clearly a way of symbolically stating the fact of devotional fellowship. As with sădhus it promotes good bhakti.

In Kathmandu, at least half a dozen more or less public bhajans take place every night and by and large the same people attend repeatedly. These men might be farmers or business men during the day, but they come at night to share the fellowship of the singing of hymns, usually in Hindi, although their own language is either Newari, a Tibeto-Burman language, or Nepali in the case of Brahmins or Chhetris. Participants in bhajans apparently can belong to a number of castes of various rank, although sharing the chilam would preclude the lowest castes. Women sometimes participate in bhajans but rarely if ever smoke the chilam.

As with the sadhus, this devotional use of cannabis is publicly known, but bhajan singers are not in any sense highly regarded because they use cannabis, however exemplary they may be as devotees. On the contrary, there is if anything a tendency to regard any layman ganjari (one who uses gănjd excessively) as slightly reprehensible, although not seriously objectionable.

The third traditional use is not ritual or social but medicinal. Indigenous medical systems, most conspicuously Ayurvedic, use cannabis extensively to treat a variety of ailments in both humans and animals. It is an ingredient in compounds used to treat diarrhea, cholera, tetanus, rheumatism, and insomnia, among many other maladies. It is also employed as a cough suppressant, digestive aid, stimulus to whet the appetite, soporific, aphrodisiac, and antimalarial agent for hill people who move to the Terai. Cannabis is never prescribed alone but always in a mixture with other herbs or ingredients. A compound used in the treatment of diarrhea and cholera, for example, contains some fifteen different ingredients including dried ginger, black pepper, nut grass, sea salt, black salt, opium, cannabis, and the ashes of a clam shell. In these preparations cannabis is first washed in a cloth with water seven times to remove impurities.

Cannabis even functions as a tranquilizer for children. It is sometimes mixed with sweets and given to children to help them sleep or keep them quiet while, for example, a mother works in the fields. By giving her child a small amount of ganja in forms such as agnikumar or jatikari, she keeps him less active and less likely to get into trouble while she is occupied in other ways. Ayurvedic practitioners believe that too much cannabis, like too much alcohol, can have deleterious effects and that overindulgence can result in madness, weight loss, and decreased semen.

Finally, cannabis is used- by older people of many castes simply to while away the time when they are too old to work in the fields anymore. They use it to ease their aches and pains as they sit around during the day when there is little else that they can do.

The situation among the Tibeto-Burman speaking Magars of Dolpă District in the mountains of northwest Nepal, half way between Mustang and Jumla, is different in several respects from that described above. There cannabis is used neither ritually nor socially nor medicinally. Although it is extensively cultivated, it is never used as an intoxicant. The seeds are extricated from the rest of the plant and then pressed into a dough-like pulp. This moist, doughy substance is kneaded at the top of a slanted washboard-type surface so that the oil is squeezed out and drains to the bottom of the board where it is collected. This substance is used for cooking, and is the main source of cooking oil in this area of Nepal. Without it preparation of food would be impossible. This use contrasts with the intoxicant uses described in so many other parts of the world and with its use as a grain in China.

Although they are well aware of the euphoric qualities of the plant consumed in other forms, these Dolpă Magars never smoke ganjă or charas (hashish),2 and the cooking oil has no hallucinatory effect; they have no compunctions about using alcohol for similar purposes and do so frequently. The low caste blacksmith/carpenters (kami) in the area do smoke gănjă and charas, and avoidance of this low caste behavior accounts for the Magars' abstinence.

Cannabis is used in some areas on popular and festive occasions by those who do not otherwise indulge themselves. Such occasions include Shiva Ratri, when enormous numbers of pilgrims who give cannabis prasad (gifts) to sădhus, come to Kathmandu from India. Another occasion is Krishna Astarmi (Krishna's birthday), when school children (particularly boys) smoke ganja or charas or drink bhang. This use is not only public but, in at least one locality near Kathmandu, is actually sponsored by the local school itself.

All these uses have existed in the context of a society which had long since learned to accommodate, regulate and restrict them within traditional and secure limits. This situation was profoundly altered in the mid-1960's when the "hippie" invasion began. With the discovery that marihuana and hashish (not to mention hard drugs) were openly and very inexpensively available, a small resident colony of international world travellers became quickly established in Kathmandu. The price of charas quickly skyrocketed from about $15 per kilogram (retail) to about $70 per kilogram. Smuggling across the border into India increased, and it has been estimated that in recent years more marihuana was exported than consumed in Nepal (Rana 1973).

His Majesty's Government had begun to regulate by law and license the cultivation, sale, and export/import of cannabis (and other intoxicants) with the promulgation of the Intoxicants Act of 1961 and the Intoxicants Rules in 1962. This legislation, with its various amendments over the years, established a system of excise and sales taxes on the sale and commercial cultivation of cannabis, for which licenses were then required. Typically, a farmer would apply to grow cannabis on, say, one bigha (about one and 5/8 acres) of land for a license fee which by 1967 had been raised to $450. He would then exceed the licensed limit and earn large untaxed profits; to combat this tax evasion the tax rate was lowered to $350 per bigha. In addition, the 30 odd shops in Kathmandu who catered to the "hippie" clientele each had to pay a tax of Rs. 2,000.

At the same time, the attitudes of young, middle-class Kathmandu Nepalese began to change. Whereas cannabis use had been largely confined to older people (at bhajans, it is the older men, not the youngsters, who puff on the chilam), it now came to be regarded as a novel, pleasurable, and acceptable way to have fun with one's friends. For a few Nepalese, it became a mark of sophistication to use cannabis openly, unlike previous times when boys would sneak a few puffs in much the same furtive way that their American counterparts used to try corn silk cigarettes behind the barn.

Although Asian models have vaguely influenced Western marihuana use, in the mid-1960's these ideas returned to the Himalayas in a totally mutated form which had nothing to do with the traditional uses outlined above. Although Westerners may admire sădhus and bhajan singers, they are in fact involved in a totally different system which threatened to overwhelm the orderly regulatory mechanisms which tradition had established.

The beginning of the end of this era came on July 16, 1973, when His Majesty's Government revoked all licenses to cultivate, buy, and sell marihuana. It is now illegal to traffic in cannabis although it is still not illegal to possess or use it. What is owned can be used until the supply is gone. A comprehensive new law expected to be passed by the National Panchayat in 1974 will allow cultivation for the traditional uses mentioned earlier but will ban all other uses of cannabis or any other drug His Majesty's Government considers potentially harmful.

Three factors have contributed to this governmental crackdown. The first is Nepalese middle-class alarm that their own youth were being corrupted, through "hippie" influences, by cannabis. Where they had previously regarded cannabis abuse as a foreign problem, they now began to see some of their own young people turning into "hippies," and this development disturbed them. What in earlier and simpler times could be called "innocent excess" (Atkinson 1882; reprinted 1973) had become a threat.

The second source of pressure was exerted by the United States government as part of its world-wide effort to control the growth and traffic of so-called narcotic drugs. The United States government is more concerned about heroin than marihuana but regarded it as convenient to persuade the Nepal government to ban both.

The third factor is pressure from the United Nations to outlaw cannabis. The International Narcotics Control Board takes an extremely hard view of cannabis and regards it as a grave and insidious danger in the same league with heroin; the 1972 report heaps scorn on Nepal for not cooperating fully with its suggestions. For a small country like Nepal, United Nations' opinion and approval mean a great deal, but it is ironic that Nepal has, largely in response to the pressure of more "advanced" Western nations, abandoned a system — governmental control of production and distribution — toward which many Western nations are now belatedly striving. It is a further irony that the cannabis trade in Kathmandu, which arose in response to Western demand, has now been liquidated largely in response to a different kind of Western demand.

There have been several consequences of this governmental intervention. In the first place, the government now loses revenues of $100,000 from the sale of licenses. In addition, the farmers and middlemen and retail traders lose their profits. Although some of them surreptitiously sell off their previously acquired stocks, few plan to stay in the now illegal business. For them it is just a business in which, as in any business, it is unwise to take excessive risks. In any event, the prices in these clandestine transactions have not changed under the new policy, probably because most sales were made to casual buyers who will not buy if it is not readily available; thus demand has decreased with supply. Dealers d6 not necessarily use cannabis themselves, and as one of them put it, "you don't have to like it to sell it."

The Kathmandu dealers are able to shift their resources into other fields, such as handicrafts. But perhaps those most hurt by the ban are hill farmers in the west for whom cannabis was a small but crucial cash crop.

All these losses notwithstanding, there has been little outcry against the new order, although individuals do complain privately. One sădhu complained that although he formerly had nearly lived on cannabis, now he is lucky if he gets a puff a day. "This place is as bad as Banaras," he said, where it has been illegal for a long time. Cannabis is certainly not impossible to find now; it simply takes more time and trouble to find a reliable source.

Dealers regard the new rules as unfair. They say that in Western countries many different kinds of high-quality alcoholic drinks are available, but not in Nepal except at exorbitant cost. Thus the new restrictions work against the interests of poor people, who do not have the money to buy alcohol but can afford cannabis.

One sădhu has the last word in his belief that divine retribution eventually rectifies whatever wrongs governments perpetrate. According to him it is obvious why Singha Durbar, the central government secretariat, burned down shortly after the decision to revoke all licenses was made. Lord Shiva was so infuriated with these restrictions against cannabis, which he regards as his special drug, that he fired up his third eye, focused it on the government secretariat, and obtained his revenge by burning the structure down to the ground. >> SOURCE > Cannabis in Nepal: An Overview; Books - Cannabis and Culture | Written by James Fisher, visit -

Nepal - Resources, Information Hippie trail - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | The hippie trail (also the overland[1]) is the name given to the overland journey taken by members of the hippie subculture and others from the mid-1960s to the late 1970s[2] between Europe and South Asia, mainly India and Nepal. The hippie trail was a form of alternative tourism, and one of the key elements was travelling as cheaply as possible, mainly to extend the length of time away from home. The term "hippy" became current from the mid- to late 1960s; "beatnik" was the previous term which had gained currency in the second half of the 1950s. In every major stop of the hippie trail, there were hotels, restaurants and cafés that catered almost exclusively to Westerners, who networked with each other as they travelled east and west. The hippies tended to spend more time interacting with the local population than traditional sightseeing tourists. >>

Nepal - Resources, Information In 1974 stories of the hippie trail had sparked my interest, and one day in the pub three friends and I decided to try it for ourselves. The other three dropped out one by one. I did not. I was eighteen years old and determined. The underground press advertised bus trips to India, famously through the Magic Bus booking agency in Amsterdam. There was competition, however, particularly from Budget Bus, which left from London. As well as the direct route to Delhi they offered a longer trip taking in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Nepal that cost Ł89 for a one-way ticket. Afficionados will know that Lebanon and Afghanistan produce the world's finest hashish, the trichomes of the female marijuana plant (often mistakenly called "pollen"), and that Kashmir and Nepal produce the even better charas, a hand blended mixture of trichomes, dew and flowering buds that gave rise to the misleading term 'cannabis resin'. Red Lebanese, Afghani Black, Kashmiri Twists, Nepalese Temple Balls - I had an abiding interest in them all back then, and I have never lost it. >>

Nepal - Resources, Information Consuming Cannabis Is A Crime. Well, Unless 1 Million Europeans Sign This | Let’s open up the debate on legalizing Cannabis in Europe. Sign the first law proposal on cannabis consumption in Europe With 1 million signatures, this law proposal may be voted by the European Parliament To talk about cannabis is to talk about the forbidden Despite cannabis prohibition in Europe, 77 million Europeans declare having already consumed cannabis during their lives. Among this number, 9 million young adults (15-34 years) declare having consumed cannabis during this last month. These citizens are reaching out to the only suppliers, the underground networks, and thus sustaining a black market, with all theharmful consequences it has on the economy, human lives and more. Today, this market is entirely neglected by the public authorities. >>

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Russia - Legal Resources The International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis.   ...   Visit -

The 19th Annual Symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society Sun, 03/08/2009 | The ICRS is a non-political and non-religious organization dedicated to scientific research in all fields of the cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system to studies of the abuse potential of recreational cannabis. In addition to acting as a source for impartial information on cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their results.

The mission of the ICRS is to: foster cannabinoid research, to promote exchange of information and ideas about cannabis and the cannabinoids through the organization of scientific meetings; to encourage financial support from funding agencies and industries; to facilitate liasons between funding agencies, industry and the academic community, and to serve as a source of reliable information on the chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and the behavioral, psychological and social effects of cannabis and the cannabinoids (ICRS By-Laws, adopted June 1992).   ...   Visit -

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Resources, Organizations - Patients Out of Time, a patient advocacy organization Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization with a universal constituency. They support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of their organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Their leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government. Patients Out of Time is the only national non-profit in the United States that focuses only on therapeutic cannabis issues. Visit -

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Russia - Resources International Cannagraphic Magazine Forums > Talk About It! > Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation > NJ Medical Marijuana | N.J. Senate approves medical marijuana bill - Monday, December 15, 2008 | TRENTON BUREAU: A Senate committee today cleared a measure that would allow medical use of marijuana in New Jersey. The Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee voted to approve the long-stalled bill by a 6 to 1 margin; two senators abstained. The bill calls for creating “alternative treatment centers” where people with chronic and terminal diseases would be allowed access to marijuana. Supporters say marijuana is a viable treatment option to alleviate pain in many cases.

“It is the definition of basic human decency that we do whatever we can to ease the pain and suffering of people living with severe chronic and terminal diseases,” said bill sponsor Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Union. “When all other avenues of currently-approved pain relief have been exhausted, we need to give doctors the freedom to prescribe medical marijuana to give their patients a measure of comfort and dignity in the face of their debilitating diseases. This bill is about the most humane, compassionate option for those state residents who have nowhere else to turn in managing their illnesses.”

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Russia - Resources International | Medical Cannabis: Voices from the Frontlines. Our international counterparts may be surging ahead in their paths to provide safe access for patients who benefit from medical cannabis, but here in the US ... Archive for the ‘International’ Category In Case there was any Doubt… Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 Posted by elizabeth |   A new study entitled Marijuana Effectiveness as an HIV Self-Care Strategy, which was released this past weekend in Clinical Nursing Research, indicates that persons living with HIV/AIDS rate cannabis as more effective in treating the symptoms of anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, and neuropathy than other prescription and over the counter medications.

The study, which was conducted over a two year period and included 775 patients from the USA, Africa, and Puerto Rico, assessed the use of cannabis as a symptom management approach for anxiety, depression, fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and peripheral neuropathy.  27% of survey participants reported using cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Researchers wrote that cannabis use “was rated slightly more effective than antidepressants for anxiety and depression, Imodium for diarrhea, [over the counter] (OTC) medications for fatigue, and anti-epileptics and OTC medications for neuropathy” while cannabis was rated “slightly less effective for nausea than either prescribed or OTC medications.”   Authors concluded that cannabis “is perceived by users as at least as effective as prescribed medications in symptom management.”   ...   Visit -

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Nepal - Resources, Information Nepalese police arrest dozens for smoking cannabis at Hindu festival | Police in Nepal say they have arrested dozens of people for smoking cannabis at a religious festival where holy men had received permission to indulge in the drug. In advance of the festival of Shivratri, the day and night during which Hindus across India and Nepal hold celebrations in honour of Shiva, the god of destruction, permission had been granted for sadhus, or holy men, to smoke the drug. But it appears that large numbers of young men, perhaps holy but certainly not sadhus, took the opportunity of the festival to partake of a little weed themselves. “We have arrested 70 people including dozens of youths who took excessive marijuana,” police spokesman Dhiraj Pratap Shah told the Agence France-Presse. “We have not arrested any sadhus.” Every year, thousands of pilgrims from across Nepal and India travel to the celebrated Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu to mark the Shivaratri festival. With a nod to historical traditions and a belief that Shiva himself may have enjoyed the drug, authorities at the temple grant the nomadic sadhus permission to smoke cannabis. Until last year, they even provided the holy men with free supplies of the drug, until reports emerged of them selling it to ordinary pilgrims. This year, around 5,000 police were on duty as part of a huge security operation and officer had orders to crack down on any non-holy men found smoking. “The Pashupati Area Development Trust has allowed the sadhus to use the drugs only for themselves,” added the police spokesman. >>

Nepal - Resources, Information Holy Uncool: Nepal Cracks Down On Cannabis At Hindu Festival By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in Culture, Global Monday, February 20, 2012 Police in Nepal say they have cracked down on public marijuana use at a major Hindu religious festival where the herb is smoked legally by thousands of holy men to honor the Hindu god Shiva. The wandering mystics, known as sadhus, use an ancient legal loophole to smoke cannabis during a night of celebrations in honor of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, reports Agence France Presse. But unfortunately, ordinary, every-day Nepalis aren't allowed to join them. "We have arrested 70 people including dozens of youths who took excessive marijuana," said Nepal police spokesman Dhiraj Pratap Shah, who apparently thinks he gets to decide what's "excessive." "We have not arrested any sadhus," Pratap claimed.

Thousands of devotees travel to the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu every year from all over Nepal and India to celebrate the Shivaratri festival. The government used to provide the marijuana for the festival at one time. But, alas, like a snake in the garden, "progress" occurred: Uptight authority-types decided just last year to start enforcing a ban on sadhus selling cannabis because of complaints they were dealing to local people. "The Pashupati Area Development Trust has allowed the sadhus to use the drugs only for themselves," Pratap snippily said to the AFP. According to Pratap, 4,500 officers -- 1,800 of them armed -- and 200 undercover, plainclothes detectives were deployed "to maintain law and order" inside the religious temple. Sadhus -- who renounce all worldly possession in favor of spiritual pursuits, and usually live in caves or temples -- have been coming to K-K-K-Kathmandu for hundreds of years to celebrate the cannabis-friendly festival. They mark it by smoking marijuana, because Hindu mythology suggests Shiva himself enjoyed a toke as much as the next god. >>

Nepal - Resources, Information Anti-Prohibition Rally In Nepal By Jacob Hunter, Cannabis Culture on July 23, 2009 CANNABIS CULTURE – The people of Nepal held an anti-prohibition rally in the capital Kathmandu on June 26, 2009. Organized by a young man named Sujan, the rally was made up of 30 cars, decorated with pro-legalization and anti-prohibition signs. The organization responsible for the event is made up of an alliance of taxi drivers, individuals and various cultural communities in the country. The Nepalese government recently banned marijuana in the country, after a long history of safe and effective use. Starting in 1973, the government, at the urging of the United States, began to arrest those who grew, sold, or consumed marijuana. According to event organizer Sujan, the purpose of the rally was to “to open public debate on the current drug scenario” and “tourism will also increase. It means development of Nepal“. There were no reports of arrests or confrontations with police at the scene. As recently as 2006 a group of Hindu scholars and priests openly smoked marijuana in Kathmandu to protest Nepalese prohibition. In the same year, the King of Nepal ceded control of the country to a popular uprising demanding meaningful democratic government. In 2008, elections were held for the newly formed House of Representatives, with the Communist party winning the most seats, forming a coalition government with most other parties. >>

Nepal - Resources, Information Growing drug ties choking India, Nepal Kathmandu: Despite scores of law enforcement agencies across the world battling to control drug smuggling, the menace has mushroomed last year with growing links between South Asian neighbors India and Nepal, enforcement officials said.

"Cannabis has become the most widely used illicit drug worldwide and in the last two decades, more potent forms have been developed," said the annual report of the International Narcotics Control Board, released in Kathmandu Friday.   ...   Visit -

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Friday, August 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM:
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Dear all,

In the name of 26th june (world drug day) in nepal, we advocate to our government for marijuana and organised marijuana campaign through 25-30 cars rally in kathmandu cities by alliance of drives & aids service organisation. Nepal was a country where marijuana and hashish was legal till 1970s, now its time to support from national, subregional, regional and international level government to response its mistake and stop lying to its people that marijuana always is a part of our culture and it will always be and on one ignore this reality. Marijuana should be totally tax- legal and regulated. The taxes from its sale should go to support rehab clinics for our hard drug addicts. Our farmers should be allowed to grow hemp again. Lets support & response from all levels for this marijuana campaign.

Sujan Jirel

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