No matter how much the “pot culture” is looked down upon and even banned in India, it is…err…much prevalent in the country. In fact, there’s hardly any urban youth in this country that hasn’t had a taste of this—albeit in measured amounts. Besides, in a country, where one of the foremost Gods (Lord Shiva) has been projected to have pot addiction, how can it be looked down upon! Let’s look at some facts which would help you attain “salvation” in India—
8. THE Disclaimer
To start with, here’s a disclaimer. ‘The consumption, buying and selling of marijuana is banned in India. And, anyone involved in the dealing of marijuana will either be jailed or will have to pay penalty, or will have to go for both.’ Well, disclaimers are also found before an adult film, but do “children” ever abide by such rules? Jokes apart, if you’re still intent on smoking marijuana, then be confident and keep your pockets heavy (all puns intended).
7. Where to find Marijuana
Well, if you know a bit about India per se, then you’d have asked ‘where not to find them’? The best way to get away from all the hassles, but still get hold of marijuana is to approach the locals—the rickshaw-wallahs, the taxi drivers, the local pan shop owners, and the likes. Well, if you believe in expanding your network towards the higher end, then getting hold of Marijuana isn’t your thing!
6. Keep Your Pocket filled, always
Now, it’s obvious that some stranger will come forward and help you secure that “invaluable” marijuana out of brotherly love. Yes, we all did attend our moral science classes; but, don’t you forget, dealing with marijuana is something immoral! To put it bluntly, keep some money aside as bribes to those who help you escalate to your dreams! Hope this helps.
5. Don’t be over hyped after getting hold of your pot
We know you simply cannot hide your secret pleasures on getting hold of that pot; but, seriously, shouting out loud would end you up in a jail. With the stories of bribery going viral over the internet, policemen too have become quite smart: if you’re found smoking out in the public, then you’re surely gone. So, do whatever you feel like, but within the four walls of your home or a dimly lit room of the hotel where you’re staying.
4. It’s Time You Be a Modern Smoker
Indians are nowadays rarely found smoking “pots” per se. The thing is that we are much smarter than the Westerners and smoke marijuana within cigarette moulds! Just carefully empty a basic cigarette off all its contents, mix the tobacco with the marijuana (or, just use marijuana) and then carefully refill it back and smoke up your world!
3. “Holi Hai!”
Well, yes, marijuana is banned in India…on the regular days…but definitely not on Holi! This festival of color demands the people to be colored in black and blue and be absolutely topsy-turvy! Almost every household of North, West and East India, specifically the conservative ones, make Bhaang, a delectable sherbet (cool beverage) where marijuana is a major ingredient. It’s perhaps one of the best items ever which promises keep you in your heaven for minimum 24-36 hours! Once you’ve gobbled up your glassful, you’d not be able to stop laughing for an hour or so. Once in India during Holi, every tourist must have a taste of Bhaang.
2. Purchase Only What You Need
You might be ready to simply splurge over Marijuana once you’ve got hold of it, but trust us; you’ll find the same everywhere. So, no need of hoarding marijuana and tag it along wherever you go. It’s risky and not at all worth it. Besides, in some places you can find it for much cheaper rates. In fact, you can, if you’re lucky enough, get hold of those absolutely free of cost from the hermits and sages!
1. Plan Your Route
If you’re still hell bent, like a stupid kid, on taking marijuana with you everywhere, please, for God’s sake, train yourself to be a Google map! You must not only have a fair idea of all the road check posts, but also keep a track of all the short cuts as well! After all, Marijuana is “banned” in India.