Ganja, Tope and Maal are all names given to cannabis in Nepal. “Ganja” is pretty much engraved in the country’s culture, with the herb being used in various religious ceremonies including the week long festival of Maha Shivaratri. Yes, its evident that we, Nepalis love our cannabis but apparently we aren’t the only ones that do. Surprisingly, or rather unsurprisingly, Nepali weed is well acclaimed worldwide. Here are 5 facts that shows how:
1. Its is one of the most expensive cannabis in Coffeeshops in Amsterdam.
With consumption of cannabis legalized, Coffeeshops in Amsterdam serve weed from all across the world. Believe it or not, Nepali Cannibis is one of the more expensive options in the menu. The “Royal Nepal Hash” is sold at 10 Euros per .9 Gram (1370NPR) and the “Nepal Cream” is sold at 10 Euro (1370 NPR) per .6 gram. The Nepal Cream is the second most expensive Hash in the menu.
2. Its a Go-to weed for many Rappers.
When it comes to hip hop, OG Kush seems to be the most popular strain of weed rappers go for. Although OG Kush does not completely originate from Nepal, according to Hytiva.com, it is a hybrid of two cannabis found in Nepal, the Chemdawg and the Hindu Kush.
Some of the rappers that favor the OG Kush are:
a. Wiz Khalifa
b. School Boy Q
c. TY Dolla Sign
d. B Real
3. Hippy Trail in 70’s
Nepal used to be a hippy paradise back in the 1960’s. This was when weed was legal in the country. Tourists from around the world travelled to Kathmandu for its renowned cannabis which bolstered Nepal’s economy. Later in the early 1970’s, Nepal banned cannabis because of the pressure from the US government.
4. Nepali Cannabis is a hit online.
Nepalese cannabis is rated a high 4.3/5 in leafy.com, one of the top weed related websites.
The reviews are even better than the rating.
5. Nepalese Cannabis help medical conditions
Not all cannabis have the same high, and what makes Nepalese Kush stand out from the rest is its “high”. The high associated with the cannabis makes users feel a deep form relaxation and sleepiness which tends to relief chronic pain and insomnia.
With the high praises that the cannabis from Nepal recieves from around the world, it is fair to say that Nepal has a real cash crop in their possession. With weed being illegal, the country is not really making the most of its resource in hand. What do you think Nepal should do?