Pack Your Bags, Holi Is The Festival of Color… and Marijuana Smoothies (Photos)
Cannabis-infused milkshakes known as Bhang Lassi and a massive technicolored powder war make the celebration of Holi the ultimate weed vacation.
Water guns, weed smoothies, and explosions of technicolored powder. The Hindu Festival of Holi is maybe the greatest combination of fun high-activities you will ever encounter.
The Holi festival is a celebration of springtime, and all of the qualities associated with it: fertility, new life, and the triumph of light over darkness. However, the festival’s origins can be traced back to a wide breadth of mythologies, traditions, and significances. In other words, there is no single, specific or defining purpose to Holi (other than the broad tenets of love and unity).
Since the date of the festival is determined by the last full moon of a particular Hindu lunar calendar month, it can take place anywhere from February to March. This year, Holi begins on March 1st, 2018. From India to Pakistan, from Nepal to Sri Lanka, those who follow the Hindu faith gather during Holi to bombard friends and strangers alike with fists full of colored dust. While cannabis is illegal in all of these countries, in India weed smoothies get a pass.
While cannabis is has been illegal in India since 1985, there is an exception made for Bhang Lassi, a cannabis-infused milkshake that is especially popular during Holi.