Sunday, November 28, 2010

India & Cannibis - क्या आप धूम्रपान भांग

क्या आप धूम्रपान भांग
Hindi for "do you smoke cannabis"

Edit: From Redditor "StoneInFocus"
Phonetically the Hindi for "do you smoke cannabis?" would be "kya aap dhumrapaan bhang?" or you could say "kya aap dhumrapaan ganja?" for those who are wondering.
Thanks AD

The use of cannabis in India has a history of pleasure, traditional medicine, and cannabis is used for religious purposes.

The first known reference to marijuana in India is to be found in the Atharva Veda, which may date as far back as the second millennium B.C.

July 8, 2009 13:49 ET in Asia 

This is the vacation many drug tourists experience in Malana, an ancient village of 1,600 known internationally for its "Malana Cream," coveted as some of the best hashish in the world. Most villagers can speak just enough English to facilitate a hashish sale.

Cannabis Culture has an article about "Bhang" a traditional beverage of India.

India's Big Bhang Party the Holi Festival

For millennia, copious amounts of the cannabis beverage "bhang" have been consumed at the Hindu Holi Celebration, also called the Festival of Colours, which is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India, Nepal, Srilanka, and other countries with large Hindu diaspora populations. In these celebrations thousands of participants drink bhanga and playfully throw colored paint on each other in a celebration of fertility, life and joy. Here are some recent news stories about Holi bhang use.

Updated: 28/02/2007

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4 (illegal, but nobody gives a #$@%)

Bangalore marijuana prices:
A 40-50gm (~1.5oz) pack of weed is priced at about Rs.120-150 (US$2.5-3.5), nothing more. However, if you're a foreigner, and you happen to score via an autorickshaw driver, you'll definitely get charged a few extra bucks. 

Malana, Heaven On Earth.

  India Wednesday, 8 June 2005 

Trekking through a thick cover of marijuana, for almost a day had me mesmerised with the herb. As the bus traversed through Anandpur Sahib to McLeod Ganj,* I was ruing I could not lay my hands on the herb, but instead let my camera talk to ‘Shiva’s Herb.’ Here I was trampling through little plants that had sprung up on the foot tracks. Carksun, the Dane with us; considers it sacrilegious to trample the plants.

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Some great pictures of India not cannabis related: LINK

An interesting point, cannabis is growing everywhere and there are no cartels or gangs robbing or murdering for cannabis.

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End Prohibition Now


  1. That was an informational post on India and Cannabis. It amazes that the drug is used for medicinal, pleasure, and religious purposes. However, we know that the over consumption of the drug has severe effects thus it should be used with moderation. Anyway, the article was excellently written and if you need editing help don’t hesitate to outsource Dissertation Plagiarism editing help.


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