Indian Ganja-Bhang Laws and Case Studies

LEGAL HURDLES OF THE TRIBE 

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

 

— APPLICABLE PAN INDIA —

ndps act india

The Central Government of India in 1985, under the leadership of former Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi passed NDPS ( Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act). It banned Ganja & Hashish in any form but allowed the use of Seeds and Leaves. **

 

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/show-data?actid=AC_CEN_2_2_00029_198561_1517807326222&orderno=2

STATE SPECIFIC LAWS & CASE STUDIES

THE MAHARASHTRA PROHIBITION ACT, 1949

 

ULTIMATE PROHIBITION 

THE MAHARASHTRA PROHIBITION ACT, 1949
This Act was passed by the State of Bombay in 1949 under the leadership of then Chief Minister Mr. Balasaheb Gangadhar. It completely prohibits the presence of seeds, leaves, ganja, and hashish inside the Maratha State. The penalty for violation can lead to imprisonment and a heavy fine.

 

https://bombayhighcourt.nic.in/libweb/acts/1949.25.PDF

– The Assam Ganja and Bhang Prohibition Act, 1958 –

 

ULTIMATE PROHIBITION 

The Assam Ganja and Bhang Prohibition Act, 1958
The Assam government can search and raid anywhere in their state if they ‘just believe’ that you can possess any part of the Vedic-Era Plant or any consumption, growing, and research apparatus.

 

https://legislative.assam.gov.in/sites/default/files/swf_utility_folder/departments/legislative_medhassu_in_oid_3/menu/document/The%20Assam%20Ganja%20and%20Bhang%20Prohibition%20Act%2C%201959.pdf

– KERALA Ganja and Bhang AKBARI Act, 1902 –

Case Study of a Lady named Mary who was seized with 1200 grams of crushed ganja leaves & seeds, versus the State of Kerala in the High Court of ERNAKULAM.

 

https://indiankanoon.org/doc/1888433/
KERALA Ganja and Bhang AKBARI Act, 1902

-THE KARNATAKA PROHIBITION ACT, 1961 –

THE KARNATAKA PROHIBITION ACT, 1961
Leaves, Flower, Resin is considered as narcotic in the state of Karnataka.

 

http://dpal.kar.nic.in/pdf_files/17%20of%201962%20(E).pdf

– The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949 –

On 21 February 2017, Gujarat legalized bhang(Seeds & Leaves) by removing it from the list of “intoxicating drugs” covered by section 23 of the Gujarat Prohibition Act. Gujarat’s Minister of State for Home and Prohibition, Pradipsinh Jadeja, explained, “Bhang is consumed only as prasad of Lord Shiva.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_in_India#:~:text=On%2021%20February%202017%2C%20Gujarat,as%20prasad%20of%20Lord%20Shiva.
The Gujarat Prohibition Act, 1949

– Andhra Pradesh Excise Act, 1968 –

Andhra Pradesh Excise Act, 1968
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the production, manufacture, possession, transport, purchase and sale of intoxicating liquor and drugs, the levy of duties of excise and countervailing, duties on alcoholic liquors for human consumption and opium, Indian hemp and other narcotic drugs and narcotics and to provide for matters connected therewith in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
http://www.bareactslive.com/AP/ap055.htm
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    • Hey man, the the pdf of THE KARNATAKA PROHIBITION ACT is already attached on this page. please visit the link to learn the rights 🙂

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