You want ganja to be legal in India? These MPs want it too

The MPs call the criminalisation of cannabis consumption 'elitist' as it has been the intoxicant of the poor
The News Minute (India)
Friday, December 15, 2017

There are many issues Indian lawmakers need to discuss in the Winter Session of Parliament includes a private member’s bill to legalise cannabis. Dharamvir Gandhi, a Member of Parliament from Patiala, is seeking to legalise cannabis possession and consumption in India among other “non-synthetic” intoxicants and earned the support of the late actor and politician Vinod Khanna, a BJP MP at the time, and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP from Odisha, Tathagata Satpathy. Currently, the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985 criminalises possession, trade, transport and consumption of cannabis, among other narcotic and psychotropic substances. (See also: Why these Indian MPs want marijuana to be legalized)