Disclaimer: This post does not promote the use of marijuana (cannabis/weed/stuff/ganja) for recreational use in any way whatsoever. The intent of this post is to advocate responsible usage since excess of anything is ultimately bad for the user.
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru is a mega-city teeming with almost 12 million residents. It is known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India because of the large concentration of professionals and companies operating in the Informational Technology domain to solve both domestic and global problems through hardware and software development.
Indian cannabis strains are globally renowned.
These strains, grown wildly across diverse terrains and topographies have received rave reviews from Indians and foreigners alike for their unique properties, inducing highs bordering on euphoria, bliss, serenity, tranquility and peace of mind. While the regions of Kerala, known for the famed Idukki Gold strain and Himachal Pradesh’s indigenous cannabis strains from Malana and Kasol, are established brand names when it comes to cannabis quality, the farmers of many states and regions of India grow strains that are equal if not superior to the strains from these two regions.
A weed enthusiast from Bangalore.
Most likely between the ages of 18-30, composed of mainly males, albeit female consumption has been on the rise, owing to increased female participation in the workforce. The single most important point that needs to be kept in mind is that not all the dealers who sell you weed are trustworthy in terms of the quality of weed that they sell. Good quality weed is supposed to look green or brownish green or a combination of these colours, and absolutely must not contain any traces of black residue.
This black, dark brownish looking substance is laced weed or better known as spiked weed, which indicates that the weed has been sprayed with artificial substances (preservatives) ranging from shoe polish, vaseline, pesticides and other chemicals. One can easily recognize spiked weed thorugh its weird smell and after taste, and also the remember the fact that the high will seem harsher than usual and make you sick over a few weeks or months of continuous smoking.
Fresh, post-harvest weed is brought into Bangalore from multiple areas, fragmented with multiple farmers, dealers and distributors, who eventually get the weed into the city mostly through public transport like buses and trains, or via trucks transporting other consignments but making a special drop for bags upon bags of weed. A quick, cursory glance at Google maps would show you a bunch of places like Anekal, Malur, Ramanagara, Kolar, Chikmagalur and Doddaballapur.
So the scene is this. Either –
- You are an individual fed up of smoking spiked weed
- You want to find dealers who can sell you good quality weed
- You are spending a lot of money on weed and want to find a better source who can sell at a lower price
- You think you can sell weed in your network and make money
Everyone has different motivations with regards to weed.
Merely the fact that the Indian state of Uttarakhand (spearheaded by the Indian Industrial Hemp association) has legalised the cultivation of industrial hemp, soon to be followed by the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh (for research purposes) and Manipur, has excited many weed enthusiasts, because never before had such news dominated conversations.
Without wasting any more time, let’s get back to how we can source good quality weed while staying in the city of Bangalore.
One, find a good dealer. Two, eliminate the city based dealer by going to the dealer based in the regions mentoned above, that are within Bangalore’s vicinity. Three, comes the hard part. How will you find the dealer? This is where one’s improvisation and propensity to take risks comes into play. You can either be a brave risk-taker and be off to Doddaballapur or other areas, and ask the common folk hanging around and wait to become lucky (remember you have to have the weed on you for you to get busted by the cops. You won’t be touched for inquiring around, no matter how shamelessly or openly you ask around).
Or you can repeat the same exercise in the city, and add another dimension by building a reliable network of people who have been in Bangalore for a lot of years and make it a point to befriend localites in the city who can point you in the right direction.
Always remember, without risk, there is no reward.
You only live once.