‘Legalise cannabis’: Tripura BJP leader writes to PM Modi

The letter from Prasenjit Chakraborty comes at a time the BJP-led government in Tripura has launched a crackdown on cannabis
The Indian Express (India)
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

india tripura cannabis seizureAs the Tripura government continues its crackdown on cannabis, a state BJP leader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking legalisation of the drug across the country for medicinal and industrial purposes. Prasenjit Chakraborty, former state BJP spokesperson and founder of Janajagaran Mancha, a social service organisation, said in his letter that the country can benefit from proper and scientific application of cannabis, or ‘ganja’. Chakraborty requested the PM to form a high-power commission to research the subject and tell the government about the benefits of cannabis as a medicinal plant and as raw material in industrial applications. (See also: Jammu and Kashmir first in country to develop medicines from cannabis; institute signs pact with Canadian firm)