- Bengaluru City Police recently caught two men with supplies of marijuana
- Bengaluru netizens support the legalization of weed
“Make ganja legal. It is a useful substance saving college guys from moving on to harmful drugs like cocaine, MDMA, ecstasy and other pills,” said a very aptly named Deepsh Kushwaha.
Another man name Irfan Khan said, “Ganja is a plant, NOT A DRUG, you are banning nature as if God made a mistake!”
Cannabis has a long history in India. It has been mentioned in the Vedas and is purported to have medicinal qualities.
Back in 2015, the first-ever conference for the legalisation of marijuana was held in Bengaluru. The organisers argued that countries like Israel and Netherlands have been researching the medicinal value of the plant and it has proven to help people suffering from cancer, diabetes, leukaemia and bipolar disorder.
The New York Times has called the marijuana industry a tough competitor for the alcohol industry. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, has moved a bill seeking to legalise marijuana as a consumer product completely.
With the recent support for the grass on Facebook, it is to be seen if there will be any steps to lift the ban on weed.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:47 PM IST