Govt. has ignored benefits of cannabis, claims plea in HC

Petition challenges NDPS Act that criminalises cultivation and use of the drug
The Hindu (India)
Friday, July 19, 2019

india ganja legalizationThere is not a single document which shows that cannabis is lethal to human, a social cause litigation has claimed before the Delhi High Court in its pursuit to bring an end to various existing laws in India that prohibit and criminalise its use. Bangalore-based cannabis advocacy group Great Legalisation Movement India, in its petition, has challenged various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and Rules that criminalise the cultivation, possession and use of cannabis. A Bench of Justice G.S. Sistani and Justice Jyoti Singh asked for more details on the plea, including on the aspect of regulation while raising concerns over rising drug abuse cases. (See also: Delhi HC to examine plea to legalise cannabis use | Plea filed in Delhi High Court to decriminalize cannabis in India)