Filmmaker Hansal Mehta.

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Hansal Mehta Demands To Legalise Marijuana Consumption In India

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has demanded to decriminalise marijuana use in India in a tweet on October 14. He backed his claim saying marijuana consumption is already legal in many other nations. “In our country, its consumption is used more for harassment than for narcotics control,'' Mehta Tweeted. Furthermore, he said, ''A movement like the one to abolish sec 377 is necessary to end this continuing travesty.''

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 07:00 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

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Goa Government Likely To Legalise Cultivation Of Marijuana

BJP-ruled Goa government is likely to allow the cultivation of marijuana in the state for medicinal purposes. Announcing the decision, the state's Law Minister Nilesh Cabral stated the proposal was submitted by the health department. However, the decision that allows selling of marijuana to pharmaceutical companies as a natural drug has drawn severe criticism from the Opposition. Amarnath Panjikar, Congress spokesperson, stated that the govt… read-more

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 09:27 AM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Marijuana, Goa government, Congress spokesman, Marijuana legalizing

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Representational photo: Cannabis plant

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India Supports UN Removing Cannabis From Dangerous Substances List

India has supported the removal of cannabis and cannabis resin (charas) from the list of 'most dangerous substances' at the 63rd session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) on December 2. With majority of the member countries (27-25) supporting the deletion of cannabis from the list, the UNCND has now paved the way for its medicinal and therapeutic use. However, India’s NDPS Act restricts the production, sale and use of cannabis.

Fri, 04 Dec 2020 - 11:40 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Cannabis, Marijuana legalizing, Cannabis Resin, Charas

Courtesy: The Indian Express


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New Zealand: Voting Ends, Referendum To Legalize Marijuana Falls

After the final counting on November 6, New Zealand’s re-elected PM Jacinda Ardern has finalized to keep Marijuana consumption illegal in the country. However, the referendum was very close at 48% in favor and 52% against legalizing weed. About 17% overseas ballots, referred to as 'special votes', were cast after October 17, increasing PM Jacinda’s and Labour Party’s vote share as they finished with over 50% of total votes.

Sat, 07 Nov 2020 - 02:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: New Zealand, Marijuana, Marijuana legalizing, World news