Items tagged with india and legalization

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Mood of the Nation poll: Despite clamour for making cannabis legal, 55% against it [22.01.2021] Despite a growing clamour by some sections and NGOs in India to legalise the recreational use of cannabis, more than half of the respondents (55 per ...
Legalise marijuana: Government’s contradictions on cannabis use must be ironed out [06.12.2020] India has voted in favour in the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention. It was only under Americ ...
UN reclassification of cannabis could give India’s legalisation movement a boost [04.12.2020] In a highly-anticipated vote held on December 2, the United Nations Commission for Narcotic Drugs reclassified cannabis as a less dangerous drug. The ...
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 ...
‘Legalise cannabis’: Tripura BJP leader writes to PM Modi [11.03.2020] As the Tripura government continues its crackdown on cannabis, a state BJP leader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking legalisation o ...
Delhi HC seeks Centre's stand on use of cannabis [07.11.2019] The Delhi High Court has sought Centre's response over a plea filed by Great Legalisation Movement India Trust (GLMIT) challenging certain provisions ...
Govt. has ignored benefits of cannabis, claims plea in HC [19.07.2019] There 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 ...
Legalising cannabis could be one solution to India’s agrarian distress [31.05.2019] In the past decade, there’s been a sea change with respect to the global attitude to cannabis. India, however, is completely out of step with this gl ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Legalising cannabis cultivation — the dilemma remains [17.11.2018] Faced with a surge to remove medicinal marijuana from the list of banned drugs and permit cannabis cultivation has the Himachal Government in a catch ...
Green gold rush: Thailand, Malaysia race to legalise medical marijuana [12.11.2018] Asia has the toughest penalties against drug use and trafficking but the legal landscape is shifting in several countries where cannabis once deemed ...
Gandhi’s plea to legalise soft drugs gains support [30.08.2018] MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi’s demand for legalising soft drugs, including poppy husk, opium and marijuana, is gaining ground. Earlier, the idea was endor ...
Biplab Deb’s push for cannabis-free Tripura triggers exodus of farmers, they call for legalisation [24.08.2018] Over the years, better processing systems, well-planned smuggling routes and a bigger corridor from Assam to Bangladesh helped fuel a parallel cannab ...
Legalising marijuana: An intoxicating affair [17.06.2018] Cannabis, hemp, pot, ganja, bhang – call it what you wish, but there’s no denying that the venerable, yet also reviled, plant has been endemic to the ...
When will weed be legalised in India? [20.04.2018] The Great Legalisation Movement - India (GLM) was founded in Bengaluru in 2014, with the aim of legalising cannabis and hemp production. The movement ...
Check benefits of cannabis, Prime Minister’s office tells health ministry [17.02.2018] As demands for the legalisation of cannabis or hemp gather momentum, the Prime Minister’s Office asked the ministry of health and family welfare (MoH ...
How legalising cannabis can help India ease some of its economic burden [01.02.2018] Two Indian cities – New Delhi and Mumbai – have emerged among the top 10 in the world with the highest consumption of cannabis/marijuana. According t ...
Youngsters try to weed out taboo [22.01.2018] Should marijuana be legalised? Medical experts may be divided in their opinion on the subject, but many youngsters are citing examples from abroad to ...
Mumbaiites fight to legalise marijuana [27.12.2017] The Bangalore-based founder of the Great Legalisation Movement (GLM), Viki Vaurora, wrote to the Prime Minister asking him to legalise hemp — leaves ...
You want ganja to be legal in India? These MPs want it too [15.12.2017] There are many issues Indian lawmakers need to discuss in the Winter Session of Parliament includes a private member’s bill to legalise cannabis. Dha ...
Should marijuana be legalised? [11.08.2017] In the Indian context, marijuana is mostly considered as being of recreational use, but it is not just that. Recreational use is probably true for no ...
Marijuana on high ground [07.08.2017] The demand for medical marijuana has been gaining ground in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, home to the world's best-quality "weed". Though illega ...
Dr Gandhi to move Bill to legalise recreational drugs [12.07.2016] Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi said that he was working on an amendment to Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act 1985 of India to leg ...
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 ...
Legalizing cannabis in India: Is it time the Parliament starts talking about it? [24.08.2015] There have been a lot of arguments for decriminalizing marijuana consumption from multiple reports in the Times of India to online petitions and Face ...
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 ...
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 ...
A more enlightened approach to intoxicants should legalise marijuana [12.11.2012] With two US states - Washington and Colorado - voting to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, a similar liberal approach towards mild intoxica ...
The joint campaign: Should we not legalize recreational use of cannabis? [09.11.2012] What two American states, Washington and Colorado, have decided to do - legalize recreational use of marijuana - was the norm in India until 1985. Al ...

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