Marijuana! The Law, Loopholes, and a case for Legalisation
By Tushar Singh / 2017-09-29
Marijuana is not a substance; it has visibly been and still is a poster boy of defiance against all kinds of illogical restraints by organized Governmental machinery. With more and more studies and research showing various benefits, how much longer can the harassment and denial of the organic substance last.

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The world is consuming more marijuana than ever before, and more so visibly. Amongst marijuana users, the general consensus is that if alcohol and cigarettes can be a moderated, taxable and freely available commodity then logically marijuana should be as well.

A pop-culture movement which began as a symbol of defiance in the west sometime during the 1960s- 1970s has picked up the pace all across the world, where users are claiming the war against the ostensibly innocent substance is illogical, to say the least.

Canada and Uruguay are two nations which have legalized the recreational use of marijuana very recently. Albeit these laws are for nationals and give only limited leeway for consumption, possession and production in different capacities, it nevertheless leads to various advantages for the society and users. The contamination can be checked, the commodity can lead to huge revenues as taxes etc, awareness can be spread about the proper age and methods of consumption, and a general safeguard against harassment are a few benefits amongst a slew of others relating to research in medicine and scientific usage as well as economic usage of hemp obtained from the marijuana plant. States like Colorado, California and various others in the USA, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, France and other European Countries are progressing at an accelerating rate towards legalization with caveats and disclaimers in the laws.

Peculiar scenario in India- surviving on a legal loophole

1985 was a significant year as far as marijuana is concerned for India. It is not a mere coincidence that Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was brought into force the same year.

Marijuana is not a substance; it has visibly been and still is a poster boy of defiance against all kinds of illogical restraints by organized Governmental machinery. With more and more studies and research showing various benefits, how much longer can the harassment and denial of the organic substance last.

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