Delhi HC seeks Centre's stand on use of cannabis

Plea filed by Great Legalisation Movement India Trust
The New Indian Express (India)
Thursday, November 7, 2019

india ganja legalizationThe Delhi High Court has sought Centre's response over a plea filed by Great Legalisation Movement India Trust (GLMIT) challenging certain provisions of the law that prohibits and criminalises the use of cannabis. The GLM has challenged the constitutional validity of provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act) and the NDPS Rules which prohibit and criminalise the use of cannabis or industrial hemp and restrict its use. The plea has sought court's directions to the government to frame rules permitting and regulating use of cannabis, especially for medicinal purposes. (See also: HC issues notice on plea against cannabis use | Delhi HC issues notice in plea challenging prohibition and criminalization of cannabis use in India)