In Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh May Legalize Cannabis Cultivation
Himachal Pradesh is a state of northern India, in the Himalayas.It is the residence of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan influence is very strong and cannabis also ... Prime Minister Jai Ram Thakur has said Monday that the state could very well consider the legalization of cannabis, but only after ensuring the legality of the plant ...
According to a report published in The TribuneThakur said the demand for legalization of cannabis cultivation has increased in Himachal Pradesh. The increase in demand could be attributed to the legalization of hemp cultivation in the neighboring state of Uttarakhand.
The Himachali areas in Kullu District, including Sainj and Malana, are famous around the world for their high-quality, high-potency cannabis strains ... Government members believe that legalizing culture can help stimulate economy of local farmers.
Although banned since the colonial era, cannabis is part of Indian culture, in the form of ritual. The documented use of the plant dates back to the Vedic era. It is not surprising that the country "awakens to pharmaceutical capabilities"Of the plant; and its ability to produce materials such as hemp.
In April 2017, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs issued a license to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine (CSIR - IIIM) as well as to the cannabis start-up Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO ) for the cultivation of cannabis.
The legalization of culture in Himachal Pradesh could mean a new chapter. However, before implementing such a measure, the prime minister wants to "stop rampant misuse by the local population and tourists, as well as illegal crops" ...