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Cannabis can solve agri crisis and fuel investments. But India is not yet ready to join the party.

There is a global movement to decriminalise cannabis. The demand for the “wonder plant” is expected to scale to USD272 billion by 2028 with Europe being the largest consumer . India, too, must join the gang and legalise it. This will boost the economy, create jobs, and ease the agrarian crisis.
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15 Nov 2019 8 Mins Read 4 comments
A policeman throws marijuana into a bonfire during the burning of around 4,500 kilos of the drug in Agartala in April. Getty Images
A policeman throws marijuana into a bonfire during the burning of around 4,500 kilos of the drug in Agartala in April.
A magic bullet that can heal what ails or an occasional swig for recreation – cannabis or ganja has deep roots in India’s folklores. Yet the cannabis plant was outlawed in the country in 1985 after the US clamped down on its use. Worried about a potential abuse, other countries too went after cannabis. But things are changing
such as northeastern states, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir have reported low soil toxicity. Cannabis has many proven benefits and applications across multiple sectors. It may not be long before India’s policymakers are forced to change their perspective and create a controlled environment for the use of cannabis across industries. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
A magic bullet that can heal what ails or an occasional swig for recreation – cannabis or ganja has deep roots in India’s folklores. Yet the cannabis plant was outlawed in the country in 1985 after the US clamped down on its use. Worried about a potential abuse, other countries too went after cannabis. But things are changing such as northeastern states, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir have reported low soil toxicity. Cannabis has many proven benefits and applications across multiple sectors. It may not be long before India’s policymakers are forced to change their perspective and create a controlled environment for the use of cannabis across industries. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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