Malana Cream Hash
A true hash hunter in India will look for two quality products, Malana Cream and Kerala Gold. While the latter is becoming increasingly more difficult to find, the former is more coveted than ever. Malani cannabis has developed a reputation for being some of the best in India. In fact, it’s even some of the most expensive on Amsterdam coffee shop menus. Here’s what makes Malana Cream so special.
There’s one major cash crop in Malana, an ancient village in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh province: Cannabis. Much of the high-quality cannabis products available in India come from this small region. The most coveted product is Malana Cream.
Malana Cream is a hash made from heirloom cannabis grown in this remote area of the Parvati Valley. In Amsterdam, the stuff sells for $250 per tola, which is 11.66 grams of hashish.
In major Indian cities like Dheli, the hash retails at $40. This significant profit increase from the $16 local price provides ample encouragement for black market cannabis trade.
Cannabis is grown in mountain fields above the village. As the primary money-maker for the town’s 1,500 residents, many begin their horticultural life quite young. In a feature for the
Some parents here tell their kids to work in the farms, rather than go to school.
Others, like 16-year-old Dayal, turned to cannabis cultivation after his father died. Though cultivation of cannabis plants in the cool mountain village is no easy task, the herb is necessary for the economic survival of the Malani.
To get Malana Cream down to the tourist markets, residents and mules carry loads for an hour through winding paths before connecting with a road that can be used by cars. The closest town is another 20 kilometers away, and the roads are frequently broken from traffic accidents and landslides.