Should marijuana be legalised?

Criminalisation of a commodity as widespread as cannabis makes little economic, social or legal sense
The Hindu (India)
Friday, August 11, 2017

In the Indian context, marijuana is mostly considered as being of recreational use, but it is not just that. Recreational use is probably true for not more than 5%; for the rest, it has medicinal purposes. The cannabis plant has tremendous amount of medicinal value and its potential for industrial usage can hardly be overstated. China is investing a few billion dollars in developing different strains of the marijuana plant towards several objectives. It has proper factories for processing marijuana. In Odisha, where weed is still legal, people can buy marijuana for recreational use. (See also: Pot of gold | Legalising Marijuana: Hash Tag)