The Most Popular Cannabis Drink in India

Bhang: Getting High the Indian Way

Consuming edible cannabis-based food and drinks may seem to be a new trend, but people of the sub-continent have been doing this long before it was cool.

Bhang: an edible cannabis drink that Indians have been making for more than 1000 years. It is an essential part of every Hindu festivity, especially during the occasion of Holi- the festival of colors.

To cut a long story short — drinking bhang is the Indian way to party.

How to make this highly-recommended drink?

To prepare this you will need:

  • ½ cup of cannabis leaves and flowers.
  • Sugar to taste.
  • A cup of water.
  • 1 tsp oil

Crush the leaves and sugar in a mortar using a pestle, put the mixture, oil and water in a container and boil for 25 minutes. Let it cool down and then blend it well to make the paste.

Once it’s done, dilute it and there you go; you are ready to taste the Indian high or if you want to have some more fun, strain the paste using a muslin cloth and store the mixture to try out some variants.

What are the variants?

Depending on the situations, you can try out different variants:

  • Bhang Thandai , a popular drink that is made using crushed almonds, milk and spices with bhang! The drink is said to cool your nerves down and everything will seem more colorful to you.
  • Bhang Lassi , another popular drink, if you want to savor on your cannabis drink with the creaminess of curd and whipped cream then this is the beverage for you.
  • Bhang Tea, to prepare this just add bhang and a cinnamon stick to a regular cup of tea and watch how quickly this drink becomes your cup of tea after just a sip.

You can add bhang into pretty much anything to give it a sensational touch!

Medical Uses

The use of this drink is not just limited to getting high and partying, there is much more to it:

  • A perfect tonic if you are looking to get rid of stress, anxiety and insomnia.
  • A perfect replacement for Viagra if you are looking to increase your sex drive.
  • This is said to help people having speech related problems like lisping.
  • Bhang is also used to increase hunger and digestion related issues.

You can also prepare this cannabis edible drink by yourself — why let the Indians have all the fun? Just add your preferred cannabis strain available locally to the recipe and give it your unique touch. Who knows you might even end up with your very own edible cannabis drink to your name?

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