The legalization of hashish, together with for medical functions, threatens to show Indian state ministers into “Pablo Escobars”.

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The next step would be to introduce a bill on this matter. At the end of December, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government would no longer allow cannabis cultivation.

Sawant, quoting a proposal from the Indian Institute of Integrated Medicine, said the government is considering it but it is “not interested in implementing that proposal at this time,” Republic World said.

A delegation from the Goa Pradesh Youth Congress Committee./ Photo by Goa Pradesh Youth Congress Committee, Facebook

That didn’t stop the GPYC from posting a message on Facebook this week. A GPYC committee has “filed a memorandum of a strong demand to prevent state governments from introducing a” draconian law “on cannabis cultivation in Goa,” the post said.

The message follows Mardolkar’s comments to reporters earlier this week after the memo was filed. If the proposal were lit in green, “the state of the government’s administrative machinery” would make it very difficult to regulate marijuana growing areas, Daiji World reports.

Mardolkar is hardly the only person to have sharply criticized the proposal to allow the cultivation of medicinal cannabis.

Aam Aadmi party leader Rahul Mhambre argued that such a proposal would turn the youth of Goa into either drug addicts or drug dealers and turn the state into a “drug den”.

If the proposal is allowed, “Goan youth will either become addicted or addicted to drugs.” /. Photo by BLAIR GABLE /.REUTERS

According to the Navhind Times, Mhambre told reporters that if youth were encouraged to grow cannabis, “Goan youth would either become addicted or addicted to drugs.”

India recently voted for the United Nations Narcotics Commission (CND) to remove cannabis from the “strictest” drug control list.

“With 27 in favor, 25 against and one abstention, the CND has opened the door to recognition of the medicinal and therapeutic potential of the drug, although its use for non-medical and non-scientific purposes will remain illegal,” noted a UN statement in the last month.

The cannabis drink Bhang is readily available in several states of India, although marijuana is still illegal across the country.

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