Disclaimer: The Mood Recipes does not condone any sort of drug abuse, nor breaking local laws. We do, however, find Weeds to be a marvelous plant.

I thought of moving from the regular stuff and writing about “The Stuff” today. I’ve stayed in cities where people smoke up casually while walking on the streets. Since I’ve moved to this over conservative city, I’ve found weed to be quite a taboo from day one. People are even hesitant to say the word “Weed” or “Ganja” (as we call it in Hindi), forget talking about it in public. If you’re caught smoking up then you’ll not only be fined but also jailed for the same.

I still don’t understand what exactly the whole fuss is about. Maybe it’s because of the misconception that people still consider Weed to be Drugs. It’s all about lack of information that has led to misunderstanding and occasionally prone to danger when other drugs are involved. So I just thought about clearing the air about Weed, at least to some of our Indian Readers who call it Drugs.

Officially, weed is Illegal in India. In fact, all narcotics are illegal here. However, followers of the Hindu God Shiva believe smoking Weed is a way of Worshipping the God. That’s pretty much all you need to justify smoking weed.

Apart from that there are various health benefits of Weed as well with one of them being that it may either slow down the growth of or kill some types of cancer. There have been no casualties or deaths reported because of Weed (alone) Consumption.

In June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a medication containing cannabidiol (which includes Weed) to treat two rare, severe, and specific types of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome that are difficult to control with other types of medication. This Cannabi-based drug is known as Epidiolex.

Moreover, it not only helps people control cigarette addiction but also helps against Depression, Post Traumatic Stress and Social Anxiety.

It also helps with controlling weight issues or at least it’s less likely to get you obese, boost athletic performance, sex drive, increases creativity and is 114 times better than alcohol.

A leading US Journal also points out that opiate related deaths have dropped in America which have legalized the recreational use of Weed.