Nainital, India

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5

Legislation: Posession of under 500g of cannabis is punishable with 6 months to 2 years in prison, and/or a fine of around INR 100,000.

Law enforcement: Only 10% of those caught are actually convicted, and ‘baksheesh’ (bribe) will get you out of a sticky situation.Some cops may attempt to target foreigners purchasing weed.

There’s a slight lack of pot due to strict checkin of trucks smuggling pot, but there seems to be ample hash.

Where to buy marijuana: At the lake, there are boat rides for tourists. ALL the boatmen smoke pot or hash, so ask any of them, and they’ll definately contact you anyway. Pay them Rs 50 to take you to the nearest dealer.

Marijuana prices: Rs 100 for a stick of hash, medium quality.