(Hinduism, Sanskrit)

A marijuana derivative. Shiva smoked this. This makes it very difficult, sometimes, to explain to erstwhile Shaivites(*) why they shouldn't smoke pot... He also drank an Ocean of Poison (which turned his throat blue) but we don't want to do that now, do we?

(*) Worshippers of Shiva.

Gan"ja (?), n. [Hind. ganjha.]

The dried hemp plant, used in India for smoking. It is extremely narcotic and intoxicating.

<-- marijuana, hashish -->

 

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