Thank you charaswala for sending in this blog entry. For those readers who are not familiar with the Indian(as in INDIA) terminology, the bloggers name charaswala simply means “the one with the pot” when translated. Apparently in India, hash is more widely smoked an granted the tedious amount of time an effort it takes to roll a hash spliff, almost everyone says that it’s well worth it. Manali, is a city in the province of Himachal Pradesh. Manali is a peaceful valley which is also known as the “Valley of Gods” by the locals. The city of Manali has been long holding dark secrets that flies just under the radar.
Exploiting the wild marijuana which grows literally everywhere, due to the perfect climate in Manali for its cultivation and the demand by the the foreigners / illegal market, the locals has long been producing cup-winning hash and reap millions of incomes in return. The illegal activities helps them to fund their infrastructure, and economy development, however little do they realize that it has slowly become a deadly desease, contaminating their vein, and killing the society, turning this peaceful valley into darkness. The government has kept this trade illegal an this is inadvertently having a ripple effect on the society. Had the government recognised the growing and cultivating of hash as a crop that it is, maybe then the ills plaguing this city will slowly die!! But for now, crops are growing everywhere an hash is being exported to all corners of the world thus bringing in millions in income for the locals. Guess the benefits outweigh the problems.