Items tagged with india and decriminalization

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Modi govt plans changes to NDPS Act, could decriminalise possession of small quantities of drugs [14.11.2021] In an attempt to help the victims of drug abuse to come out of addiction, the Narendra Modi government is planning to decriminalise personal consumpt ...
Avoid jail for drug users, seizure of small amounts: Social justice ministry [24.10.2021] In its suggestion to review the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of India ...
Should India make cannabis legal? [19.09.2020] According to former Narcotics Commissioner Romesh Bhattacharjee cannabis is cultivated in nearly 60 per cent, or 400, of India’s 670 districts. “Sinc ...
Should Punjab government legalise opium? Here's what leaders have to say [03.10.2018] Consuming opium and poppy husk is not considered bad in Punjab. It is called 'kali nagini ' (black female serpent) and people from all walks of life ...
'Decriminalise consumption of drugs to cure Udta Punjab' [23.08.2018] As Punjab, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam battle rampant drug abuse among its populace, a leading independent think-tank involved in legal research stron ...
Why the Parliament must carefully consider a private members’ bill to decriminalise natural drugs [03.11.2016] In the coming session of the Parliament of India, Dharam Vira Gandhi, a member of parliament from Patiala, will table a private member’s bill to amen ...
Bill for legalised supply of opium, marijuana cleared for Parliament [01.11.2016] A proposed legislation to legalise and start regulated supply of traditional intoxicants such as opium and cannabis is likely to be placed in front o ...
Legalise soft drugs like marijuana, opium to wean away addicts: Punjab MP [17.08.2016] Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP from Patiala Dr Dharamvira Gandhi wants the Centre to legalise the use of drugs like opium and marijuana to discou ...
High hopes: Punjab's Swaraj Party wants to decriminalise opium & cannabis [01.07.2016] The Swaraj Party has advocated decriminalisation of organic drugs, such as poppy husk, opium and cannabis, by bringing out a suitable amendment in th ...
Scholars, politicians kick off debate on legalising drug sale [05.02.2016] With less than a year before the Assembly elections, several civil society activists, scholars and politicians — for the first time — have joined han ...
Make cannabis consumption legal; ban is turning people alcoholic [10.12.2015] Tathagata Satpathy, the BJD’s chief whip in the Lok Sabha, called for legalisation of cannabis consumption. It was not the first time the four-time M ...
Cannabis ban is elitist. It should go: Tathagata Satpathy [28.03.2015] BJD chief whip in Lok Sabha (India's lower house in parliament) Tathagata Satpathy recently admitted on social media that he smoked cannabis in his y ...
Drug policy in India [14.02.2015] India’s response to drugs flows along an extraordinary spectrum – of tradition and modernity; of widespread availability and stringent enforcement; o ...
Too harsh to work [16.12.2014] There is no appetite in India for a serious conversation on drugs. The prime minister’s recent radio talk on the subject confirms that. Yet, drugs an ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
How to do drugs right [24.12.2012] Recently, two states in the US, Washington and Colorado, liberalised their narcotics laws and decriminalised recreational marijuana. India though, is ...
The development of international drug control [01.02.2011] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug cont ...

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