We are equal in the eyes of God because we are beneath him. It is looking at ants from our eyes.
The problem with people is that they think that leadership is a privilege. It is not, it is a responsibility.
As the head of the family you may have the authority but that always comes with accountability. They go hand in hand.
In families there is a pecking order, the children first, the women next and then the men.
Men are the sacrificial gender, why in cases of emergency do they say "women and children first".
A woman will sacrifice her life for her children but never for her husband. A man will sacrifice for both.
Women who take leadership from her husband do it because they are forced into it or because the man is not up to it and the woman becomes resentful of her husband.
I don’t see how you see this practice as a part of our ancestral history. What I chose to do independently outside of Sikhi cannot be associated with Sikhi practices. Similar as to how dietary influence is largely down to the landscape and culture of the region you belong to. The same is for narcotics which are largely taken due to cultural influence and availability to the region. Just because I eat potato chips in England this does not mean my future generations should adopt this, and somehow associate this with my religious identity. Your cultural practices can be altered, discarded and chosen but your religious practices can never change, whether that be in the 18th Century or the 21st.
If you reword this with ‘medicinal, recreational drug use in the region of Punjab in the 17th-18th Century’, I would have no problem with this observation. But as soon as someone quotes ‘Puratan Sikhs and use of Marijuana’, I am not comfortable with this!
Unless you're going to fight enemies of panth and need help of sukha , I don't see any excuse why I should exempt you from similar judgement as of any regular drug addict. People have for long perverted religion for their goals .
Nothing new here. Why not get high on naam instead