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For a state that is known for its ‘Mallana cream’, which is the charas or hash or hashish which comes from the Malana Valley in Kullu district, what does the government announcement mean? We explain.

For a state that is known for its 'Mallana cream’, which is the charas or hash or hashish which comes from the Malana Valley in Kullu district, what does the government's recent announcement mean?

Mainly charas and ganja. The separated resin of the plant is called charas or hashish and it can be concentrated to obtain hashish oil (in Himachal, charas and the cannabis plant, in general, are called bhang while elsewhere, bhang may refer to an intoxicating drink prepared from the plant).

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The dried flowers and leaves of the plant are called ganja or marijuana (also weed, pot or dope).

In the Himalayas of India, small villages thrive by growing cannabis.

Charas gets more valuable every year, but the farmers still live a humble life. Most fields are small, and 50 buds of ganja produce only 10 grams of charas.

The plant is native but illegal in India, and mountain farmers rely on its cultivation.