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11. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Basically Bhang is cannabis (or a derivative of cannabis). You can drink it in lassi (lassi is a sweet or salted yogurt drink mixed with water) or eat it as a cookie (must be like space cake?). But by eating cannabis you should be aware of the fact that u only feel the effect after 1-2 hours (so be careful that u dont eat too much of it). You can get it in holy places, legally, like Varanasi and Puri....especially on Hindu festivals. I have no idea what kind of things Arif uses to get intoxicated

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 27, 2008, at 11:52 AM by wouterrr ]

12. Posted by Harry668 (Budding Member 30 posts) 8y

Quoting si403

First of all, I'd like to say i'm not going on a drug fuelled frenzy, I have just heard you can find drugs relatively easy and without much trouble from the police, but was just wondering what sort of punishments there are for drug use in India (going to Goa and Mumbai). I know this is easy information to find, but was wondering if anybody has had experience in these places, ie do you get approached by drug dealers, do police perform random searches, etc etc.

I would again like to say I am not going to India to take drugs, I am however interested in the stories I have heard of weird and wonderful drugs being relatively easy to get away with, particularly in Goa. I understand prison sentences are harsh, so basically any information that can be given would be helpful.

Thanks, Simon.

I would like to mentioned just kep away fromall these....

13. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Bhang has been best described by Wouterr and it is normally taken with " Lassi". Another common Bhang drink is called "Thandai" which can also be tried. " Thandai" is made by crushing Bhang leaves with dried water melon seeds. almonds, cashewnuts, cardamom and saffron and the paste is again squeezed in a muslin cloth and then mixed with water. It is worth trying and is available in most of the northern towns of India:)

It is worth mentioning here that two other varients of Bhang, known as "charas" and " Ganja" are illegal and try to stay away from them

"Toddy" or " Tadi" is the traditional, social and local drink extracted from either a coconut tree or a Palm tree flower. When the flower is in the bud stage, a coconut tree climber would reach the bud and tie it up with a clay pot. A small hole is made in front of the bud so that a white milk like juice starts to ooze out and gets collected in the pot. The mouth of the pot is covered with a cotton cloth to protect it from the outside environment. This is normally done in the evening time. The juice from the bud is collected in a pot, and the collected juice starts fermenting. In a day or two, he brings the pot back from the tree and the Toddy is ready for consumption. Its alcohol strength is like that of wine

Quoting wouterrr

I have no idea what kind of things Arif uses to get intoxicated

Any of the local drink that is popular in Netherlands

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 28, 2008, at 1:44 AM by arif_kool ]

14. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

i think the best part about bhang lassi is that the maker puts in as much bhang as he feels like into your drink - so the effects are all a bit random ...

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