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How dealers are using Instagram to sell cannabis to travelers in India

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Dealers in India’s hill state of Himachal Pradesh have discovered a new way to sell their ‘stuff’ — the famed Himachali charas (cannabis).

They hunt down travelers through geo-tagged photos and hashtags on Instagram and turn them into potential buyers, Hindustan Times reports.  

The charas is then delivered to customers either in person or via Speed Post, the government-run courier service. 

“We can send up to 1 kg as the post department guys can pack that much in such a way that it won’t be detected,” one of the dealers was quoted as saying. 

One kilo of the hash costs approximately Rs 200,000 ($3,056).  Read more…

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