Bom Bhole!

Joint effort needed to revive ganja’s image in India
Outlook (India)
Monday, January 20, 2014

In India, from 1985 onwards, when cannabis cultivation and possession was crimi­nalised under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, ret­ribution has been more the calling card when the ‘G’ word is mentioned. But the times are a changin’, at least out there in the wide, wide world. Colorado’s ‘joint’ effort to retail marijuana for recreational use seems to have opened the window of debate again. Should other states, countries follow suit? Ironically, it was under US pressure that India buckled to make cannabis illegal.