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Weed out imperialism, enjoy the weed
Bijoy Venugopal in Mumbai | January 18, 2004 18:43 IST
There are no banners declaiming Viva Marijuana!
But whether you are Canadian or Kannadiga, from Cancun or the Konkan, there appears to be no better conversation starter than lighting up. The scratch of the match and the odour of sulphur are like beacons to moths. Then, there is another smell — one that decides what kind of company you may have over the next five minutes.
So it was not odd to see three farmers from the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, bright green shawls draped over their shoulders, share a moment of quiet communion with an Argentine activist and a French social worker. All in the spirit of weeding out imperialism, perhaps.
As an abstinent American delegate quipped, "These guys are serious about going green!"
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