A strange case came in the court
In fact, in the year 2018, Shergarh and Highway police station of Mathura caught 386 and 195 kg of ganja with some criminals. After this the ganja was deposited in the Malkhana. The police had also presented a sample of cannabis in the court as evidence. After this, ADJ VII Sanjay Chaudhary ordered the police to present the entire consignment of hemp in the court with a seal. After this the reply of the police was shocking. The police filed a report in the court that all the cannabis was eaten by rats. In such a situation, he cannot be produced in the court.
Rats ate 581 kg of hemp
By the way, many experts say that it seems almost impossible to get rid of the hemp by rats in such a quantity, but the cost of this hemp can be estimated from the fact that if a person is caught with 20-25 kg of hemp. He is liable to undergo rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years and with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees. The police department is considered more responsible and efficient than all other government agencies in the country. In such a situation, getting rid of 581 kg of hemp by rats is a matter to think about.
was fully legal in the country till 1985
Cannabis, or ganja, is one of the most commonly consumed illegal substances in India, which was fully legalized in the country until 1985. It has been associated with spiritual and religious ceremonies in the country for thousands of years. In 1985, the central government passed the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, which prohibits the cultivation, possession, distribution, purchase and trade of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, including the medical and scientific use of hemp.
The Act was passed under Rajiv Gandhi, at the peak of the “War on Drugs” in the United States from the Ronald Reagan-led administration. Ironically, many states in the United States have now legalized the commercial and medical use of hemp.
However, in India, the NDPS Act of 1985 still governs the laws regarding hemp, and possession or consumption of the fruiting top of the plant (ganja) and resin (charas) can lead to serious legal issues. The fine is dependent on the quantity in question, like other narcotics such as cocaine and heroin.