Re: Marijuana use in Africa?

Michael Maren (
Fri, 07 Apr 1995 09:47:38 +0300

In article <3m2hvt$>, (Camilla
Cracchiolo) wrote:

> I suggest substituting the terms 'ritual' or 'religious' use vs.
> recreational use. More objective since it describes behavior and
> motivation without passing judgement.

My experience in many places in Africa is that people smoke ganja for the
same reason Westerners smoke it -- to get ripped and do silly things and
laugh a lot. It's condescendingly romantic to ascribe lots of spiritual
dimensions to it.

Michael Maren
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