Organised cultivation of cannabis matter of concern: High court

Times of India (India)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Even as the Himachal Pradesh high court has expressed concern over organised cultivation of cannabis in the higher reaches of Kullu district, its wild growth can be seen in Chamba, Kangra, upper Shimla and areas adjoining to Uttarakhand. A division bench observed that destruction campaigns are merely on paper and nothing has been done on the ground level by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) or state police for curbing the drug menace in the state, which is reflected in the mind-boggling figures with regard to seizure of contraband by the NCB. The court said that though the situation in the entire state was quite alarming but at present Malana village appears to be the epicenter of drug menace and immediate steps are required to be taken by the agencies concerned.