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Nepal activists push to legalise marijuana in the former hippie haven

Widely available marijuana once drew thousands of hippies to Nepal, where its use was not only accepted but embedded in both the culture and religion.But the country followed other nations in outlawing marijuana in the late 1970s and chased away the hippies who came on buses from Europe and United States.Half a century later, campaigners are seeking to again legalise the farming, use and export of marijuana as more countries allow its medicinal and recreational use.Supporters have introduced a…


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