Scholars, politicians kick off debate on legalising drug sale

Opine that controlled sale of traditional drugs should be allowed
The Tribune (India)
Saturday, February 6, 2016

opium-cultivation-bhopalWith less than a year before the Assembly elections, several civil society activists, scholars and politicians — for the first time — have joined hands and launched a campaign demanding that controlled sale of traditional drugs — opium, poppy husk and cannabis — should be legalised in the state. The move has come at a juncture when the Punjab Government is busy in showcasing seizures and arrests made by Punjab Police under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.