‘Grand result, just a tiny sin’

Campbell wrote: “To forbid or even seriously to restrict the use of so gracious a herb as hemp would cause widespread suffering and annoyance and to large bands of worshipped ascetics, deep-seated anger. It would rob the people of a solace in discomfort, of a cure in sickness, of a guardian whose gracious protection saves them from the attacks of evil influences…Bhang brings union with the divine spirit. We drank bhang and the mystery of who I am grew plain. So grand a result, so tiny a sin.”
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