Cannabis has been used as a spiritual drug since 3/2000 BC, indigenous to ancient Central and South Asian cultures. The reason being was for its psychoactive properties, the ability to alter one’s state of consciousness. By altering one’s state of consciousness, we are able to view our reality from a different perspective, one that differs from the normal confines of the 3D reality. For thousands of years, Shamans held the knowledge that each plant contains a unique set of frequencies that could ultimately teach us a new way of thinking and being. Accordingly, cannabis can teach us about a number of things such as the path of least resistance, oneness, surrender, release, letting go, inhibition, the present moment, communion, allowing, the fear behind the insistent ego, and the effortlessness of being.
Sure is. No meat eating, gambling, illicit drugs, and sex (outside the purpose of having children). Marijuana on the other hand is widely used in Hinduism, especially to praise Shiva. Devotees of Shiva meditate by drinking a milk and cannabis mixture prepared by priests (Bhang). These devotees also smoke hashish and ganja from chillums. (Though this doesn’t mean all Hindus consume marijuana).
But I am not a perfect Hindu, I eat some meat and of course smoke. I’m not proud of it but it doesn’t lessen my belief and love in Krishna. When I pray, it’s always to Him. It’s just the result of being a teenager in the Western world that I am still battling :))