Marijuana is not legal in India, however, it has is well circulated in Indian culture. It is now openly sold from houses, too. The reason is that they have the tacit approval of the local cops and even some politicians.
The law says it’s illegal, but that is probably due to their association with the United Nations, which at the insistence of a certain Mr Anslinger, signed a comprhensive drug law. Traditionally, India is very open to hash. Regardless it’s still illegal.
Personal use (in public places), would at the most result in a chalaan (bribe), or some money to buy the cop some juice. You’d have to be really not caring, like sitting in front of a movie theater and rolling a joint while people are walking by.
The police have very low interest in marijuana issues, they make no effort to stop cannabis related offences.
Where to buy marijuana in New Delhi
Due to the legal status of cannabis in Delhi, it is very easy to obtain Marijuana in New Delhi – simply go to any “bhang shop”, or, as one of our reporters said: ”Go to the big circle, take a motorcycles with two seats, ask the driver to get some… then he will go somewhere leaving you in the motorcycle. Pay the guy… give him 1/2 whatever he claims. Enjoy!”
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Another report: “You don’t smoke marijuana in India, unless it comes from the South. The hash that comes into Delhi from the hills is amongst the best in the world.” Weed is still commonly available in any of the many slums in Delhi, but generally is not worth the effort.
Without fail the first place to go looking for something to smoke has to be PaharGanj, opposite the N Delhi Railway Station outside Connaught Place.
The best way to go about it would be to walk a while, till you start seeing some bong shops. You’ll be sure to get atleast 2-3 people come up and ask you if you want some BUT many times it will be be some dirty shoe-polish mixture of hash. Just go to one of hippie cafes around and ask the waiter or one of the hippie tourists that you see walking around.
New Delhi Marijuana Prices
Marijuana and hashish are extremely cheap for western tourists in India. The prices vary significantly, but stay low in costs. The going rate is around 50 to 100 rupees (1$ – 2$) a tola (10gms) for weed in New Delhi. Hash ranges from 300 ($6) to 700 ($14) a tola (10gms).
If you do manage to get some cream (the best), get ready to spend atleast Rs1300, about $40 for a tola (10 grams). Others would start at Rs 200.
Marijuana flower sold in New Delhi is usually outdoor grown, with potency that will seem a bit weak for American tourists. However, the taste is great! Hashish in India is of much higher quality and potency. Also Cream, or Junglee(wild).
Every thing from bongs, rizlaz, chillums, crushers and of course good quality weed and hash is possible to obtain as a foreign tourist. The easiest and safest way to get anything you desire is to get to this place called ‘pahar ganj’ or ‘pahad ganj’. It is like a settlement and all the hotels in that area of New Delhi are filled with foreign tourists. So if you wanna trip in this city trust me it’ll be one of your best trips ever.
Take a chance, go to the hills, in himachal. Parvati valley, manali. That’s where the hash is grown.