One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A psychoactive resin from the flower heads of hemp; cannabis resin.
- ‘Under the Indian government's 1985 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, possession of charas is punishable by up to a year in prison.’
- ‘The film traces the trafficking of charas in the country and the national and international connections that dominate this crime.’
- ‘In fact, the residents abandoned cultivating their traditional crops like barley, maize, millet and potatoes soon after the Malana charas became famous among drug users around the world in the 1980s.’
- ‘Altogether 126 were addicted to alcohol and 44 to heroin / charas; only eight had a history of injecting drug use.’
From Hindi caras.
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