Where do Indian bhang shops get their legal cannabis from?

The road to getting customers their government-approved high is fairly complicated
Vice (India)
Thursday, March 17, 2022

india bhang shopShops selling bhang, have to obtain and frequently renew their licence from the local excise department before selling it in various forms, the most popular being the thandai. This is made by boiling a mixture of milk, sugar, poppy seeds, pepper, ginger, cloves, cardamom, almonds, pistachios, nutmeg, and rosebuds with bhang. For the government-licensed bhang shops, obtaining the raw material in the form of crushed leaves and stems is a rather straightforward process. The cultivation-distribution-sale chain is also not uniform in all the states. The NDPS Act allows states to formulate their own policies on distribution and cultivation, while steering clear of what is explicitly prohibited by the law.