A few weeks ago the Patna police confiscated all the cigarettes and Marijuana from some of the Betel shops in Digha Ashiyana Road and warned them not to sell near the school and colleges in the area. The educational institutions, it is learnt, had tipped off the cops and named few shops where students smoke the weed.
Some say that after CM Nitish Kumar made the state run ‘dry’ with the liquor ban, the demand for Marijuana has reached an all-time high.
Bihar gets it supply from Odisha, Tripura, and Raipur. Betel shops and peddlers have been observed selling Marijuana near colleges. Places near every educational institution especially colleges are a commonplace where you can score weed.
“What’s new? And why the hypocrisy?,” a college professor countered, “Even during your grandfather’s time, there was weed on the campus. And it’s not just the case of pot being sole nearby Patna University. Pot is sold near about every University campus in India. Maybe you should try to find out if there is a connection between the weed and the attainment of wisdom!” he joked. But he said that it is a cold fact that smoking anything is extremely bad for health, also warned that ‘having to deal with stoned students in class or campus was certainly no laughing matter’.
Everyone complains about the youth of this generation that unlike the previous generation we are spoiled and have adopted all the bad habits. Well, our generation is not the first to form this habit and obviously we have not started the trend.
“Our holy men, and our dear Bholenath, the good Lord Shiva all like to have a drag. It’s in your scriptures. So get off your high horse, and stop being prissy. It was in the sixties, when young Americans were suddenly attracted to India and our several thousand godmen. They wanted to reject their material lives, and seek enlightenment. And our Holy men passed on the chillum. Do you know where your expression ‘just chill’ comes from? The chillum! It means ‘take a drag’! Now that the ‘gora log’ found the weed real ‘cool’ and ‘happening’, our own brown skinned young sahibs also found that grass was greener on the other side of the fence. That’s when your grandfather’s generation began taking its first drag,” the professor pointed out.
Be it the lecture time, recess or dispersal time, a sharp eye will discover some students crushing ‘maal’ and rolling joints outside the campus.
But have you ever wondered that Why Ganja Is Sold outside Every College?
Blame it on the stress, generated by the competitive education system. The stressful online and offline life of a youngster in the 21st century!
College students (who smoke the weed) say they smoke to get rid of the stress related to lectures, exams and social life. Many say that joints are the perfect pastime.
They also smoke so that it can help them in night studies before exams as smoking pot sharpens a person’s attention span to great extent.
While talking to some pot smokers it was found that many kids who wish to increase their weight and who love to eat are into habit of smoking weed because it makes them crave for food and make eating an enjoyable activity.
‘At this phase of life we all love experimentation and enjoy the life this way. Students smoke weed at higher rate and they love being high. They are the major part of this trend from a long time’, said a 20 year old.
This is why the pot sellers get their best customers outside colleges.
[Inputs by Deedar and Yogesh, Newsnet Interns]