Marijuana on high ground

Pro-medical marijuana supporters are of the view that since Kullu produces best quality cannabis, it can be transported outside for medical use after legalisation
The Times of India (India)
Monday, August 6, 2017

MalanaThe demand for medical marijuana has been gaining ground in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, home to the world's best-quality "weed". Though illegal, cannabis is the only source of income for scores of villages. In the last about two decades, thousands of people, including foreign nationals have been arrested for smuggling of hashish. Local residents, who are tired of the drug mafia and also sense an economic opportunity, have been raising the demand for legalisation of medical marijuana to strengthen the local economy and break local drug cartels. Kullu MLA Maheshwar Singh, an ardent supporter of cannabis legalisation for medical use, told TOI he would move a proposal to lift the ban on medical cannabis.