Article by Akshata Majumdar, Cannabis Life Network
Like many other countries, cannabis is illegal in India. Still, millions of consumers find ways to get high. For the last 35 years, enthusiasts and activists across India have been trying to decriminalize and legalize cannabis.
Why cannabis should be legalized in India
Here are some points that need to be understood to know the importance of cannabis legalization in India and how this can positively impact the country.
Cannabis legalization in India will help end to illegal trade
Decriminalizing cannabis eventually decimates production in the black market. With the market controlled by the government, merchants and farmers, it stays out of the hands of drug dealers or criminals.
Medical advantages of Cannabis
Modern scientific research has proven that cannabis has a lot of health benefits. It improves metabolism, relaxes muscles, and reduces anxiety. Many patients incorporate cannabis in their holistic care. Better yet, it’s available to all of us through legalization.
Hemp is a superior crop
Apart from medicinal properties, the rest of the cannabis plant has many other uses. When cultivated at extreme proximity, the plant grows taller, producing lesser branches, longer fibres and lesser psychoactive compounds. Hemp has incredibly strong fibres for producing ropes, textiles, and so much more.