Farmers in Kodagu, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada and Belagavi are growing marijuana in the middle of regular crops. Farmers can grow 1 crore worth of ganja in 10 acre, if they grow paddy or maize they get only upto 20 lakh. Mixed with regular crops, marijuana hard to find. Farmers get Rs 40,000 per kg for high-quality production. Drug bosses come during harvest season and buy ganja. Forest lands in higher reaches near Kodagu-Kerala border are also havens for the mafia. They choose these localities since it is difficult for police to access. Some labourers don’t know what they are growing. Farmers are increasingly growing ganja to become rich.