If you plan on spending your next holidays in the quiet valleys of the Malana town surrounded by cannabis and your aura of “high”, think again as you might not have access into Malana here after.
In cooperation with their local deity Jamlu, the villagers of Malana have decided to stop hosting tourists from all over the world, who come here just to enjoy Malana cream, an authentic strain of cannabis that contains high oil content, soothing aroma and more importantly gives a better and cleaner high.
This action has been implemented in order to protect the existing culture and traditions that got deviated after foreigners taught locals the act of extracting resin from the plant. Since then the local tradition of sewing baskets, slippers, ropes from hem all vanished and the new occupation of cannabis cultivation was inculcated for better profits and demand.
According to the Malana Panchayat head Bhagi Ram “Any villager who hosts guests and tourists would have to face Jamlu’s curse”. The village lands of Malana and Kasol echoed with trippy hippy music, smell of weed at every nook, had streets filled with litter and people with red eyes. The villagers hope that with this new change, the village will once again become popular for its beautiful culture and locale. At least that’s what they hope for.
Time to look for a new spot to score now, stoners!!
Claimed to be one of the oldest democracies, Malana is a quiet little ancient village nestling comfortably in Himachal Pradesh by the relentless Malana river somewhere around 9500 ft above sea level. Not just a stoner’s paradise, its a perfect escape from the hustling wanderers in Kasol, the mainstream tiny town that leads further up here after a 21 km long trek; time stops when you reach here…so, don’t stop yourself from peeping in and snuggle up here for a day and tour with the friendly locals.