BIHAREM India - A new mode of getting high has achieved widespread farmer acceptance here, according to the chief medicine man, Totokimsmokumshiiti: smoking bull dung.
In India's remote north-east, the people of the state of Biharem have devised a novel and environmentally friendly way to get high.
Where traditionally only the weed from a drug dealer was used to fuel the chemical highs here in this part of India, now people are making do with bull dung as an alternative source of smoke.
It may sound crappy, but this unique local innovation is not only catching fire fast but has achieved widespread farmer acceptance.
Annual flooding in two districts of northern Biharem has meant that access to drugs is restricted.
The new smoke is known as the "dungee" way of smoking. Bull dung, along with aspartame for flavor, and an added high, is fashioned into a long rod-shaped cigar, locally known as cigorahata.
Cigorahatas are easily available and coming from the poop of herbivorous cattle, acceptable in sacred terms too, since people here are always sucking up to bulls, which makes both bulls and farmers here very happy.