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Legal Conundrum Of Cannabis In India – Opinion

Several advocates have questioned both state and central governments in India via Right To Information queries how Cannabis is harmful to the human body. The fact of the matter is – the government does not have the answer to that. The stigma and misinformation surrounding Cannabis, birthed by authoritarian culture, has set a thick blanket over …

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Cannabis in India – Opinion

India has a rich history of cannabis cultivation, as evidenced by its use as a source of fibre and medicine for thousands of years. The Atharva Veda mentions cannabis as one of the five sacred plants. Even Sanjeevani Booti itself may, in fact, be cannabis. It is our national treasure with over 200 native landraces …

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16 Reasons To Legalize Cannabis/Hemp in India

India shares an undeniable connection with Cannabis, with its roots going back thousands of years. However, the substance is still illegal to grow and consume. Due to baseless concerns and factors that are irrelevant in this millennia, people in India are deprived of the benefits this plant offers. It is a powerful plant that can grow …

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Decoding the NDPS Act, 1985

The NDPS Act or Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, is the primary legislative instrument prescribing different forms of control on the use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances in India. The Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 defines itself as “An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to narcotic drugs, to make stringent provisions for …

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Is India Ready for Hemp Legalization?

According to the New Frontier Data report, Global State of Hemp: 2019 Industry Outlook, industrial hemp is a USD 3.7 billion industry and expected to reach USD 145 billion by 2025. While Europe, United States, China, and Canada have become an intrinsic part of the hemp economy, India is lagging far behind. Legal bottlenecks, unclear jurisdiction, …

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Hemp Can Save the World

The industrial, medicinal and commercial properties of hemp have been known to mankind for a very long time, but its benefits to the environment have just been realized in recent years. Many industries looking for sustainable and eco-friendly processes are turning to hemp for the answer. Its cultivation does not need any particular climate or …

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Why Weed Is Better Than Alcohol

In cities like Mumbai, a Covid-19 hotspot, booze-loving people made a mockery of social distancing rules, prompting the government to shut the shops again. Police baton charged unruly buyers. The manic rush was not surprising: the harsh lockdown meant there was a pent up demand for booze. India consumes more whiskey than any other country in the world …

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Cannabis Smoke Vs Tobacco Smoke

Nowadays, everyone knows that cigarette smoke is harmful and tobacco companies have stopped trying to tell anyone otherwise. However, there is still a long-running debate over whether inhaling cannabis smoke is really as bad for you as inhaling tobacco smoke. But does the science back this hypothesis up?  Cannabis Smoke and Tobacco Smoke: Are they …

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Why You Should Be Wearing A Hemp Face Mask

From people discarding plastic gloves and masks in cities across the world to important regulations on the use of plastic being scrapped, rolled back or delayed, the problem has taken a back seat during one of the most significant public health crises of modern times. Surgical masks, gloves, protective equipment, body bags — the Covid-19 …

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Breaking the Menstruation Stigma

India is a country that is still to overcome the taboo of menstruation or periods. Something so natural is more than often considered impure and a topic to avoid for open discussion. It is wonderful to see that Himalayan Hemp  have developed reusable and biodegradable hemp sanitary napkins keeping in mind the health of women as …

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