Hand made in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and India, Charas is a hashish form of cannibis and is widely used in India. [ref] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charas [/ref] The cannibis plant, the same plant used to make marijuana, grows mostly in Northern India—where much of the charas manufacturing takes place.
For thousands of years charas has been used in India for religious and medicinal purposes. The Drug was once just as much part of every day life as chai or chapatis.[ref] http://www.water-bongs-glass-pipes.com/charas/tp/ib/i-202/ [/ref]
Despite the current illegality of charas, many still use it today.
How is Charas Made?
The long and tedious process of making charas is accomplished by rubbing your hands through the cannibis flowers. Charas resin sticks to the palms of those trying to isolate the drug. After a long day of harvesting charas, you will end up with 8 or 9 grams.
When you work quickly to get charas from the plant, the drug is a lower quality. In order to get the desired cream, you must work very slowly and carefully.[ref] http://www.water-bongs-glass-pipes.com/charas/tp/ib/i-202/ [/ref]
How is Charas Used?
Usually, charas is smoked using a chillum. If you are unfamiliar with chillums, they are lager pipes made from cow horns. Chillums bring hot smoke directly into your throat. [ref] http://www.water-bongs-glass-pipes.com/chillum/tp/ib/i-199/ [/ref]
Charas if often mixed with tobacco before it is smoked.
How Much Does Charas Cost?
The cost of charas typically ranges between 20 and 30 USD in India.
Effects and Dangers of Charas
The effects of charas can be powerful, and dangerous.
The active ingredient in charas, THC, is in higher concentration than in marijuana or regular hash. And the effects are slightly more powerful as well. Effects of charas include:
- Psychedelic effects (hallucinations or altering of consciousness)
- Charas users will have blood-shot eyes, heavy eye-lids and sometimes slurred speech.
- Charas gives its users a dream-like experience when feelings of warmth and relaxation are felt.
- Charas use often causes intense hunger.
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