Indian Ganja-Bhang Laws and Case Studies

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Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropics Substances Act,1985

– –Applicable Pan 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

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! 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–

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 kilograms of crushed ganja leaves & seeds, versus the State of Kerala in the High Court of ERNAKULAM.


https://indiankanoon.org/doc/1888433/

AKBARI ACT, 1902

https://keralaexcise.gov.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Abkari_BareAct.pdf

— THE KARNATAKA PROHIBITION ACT, 1961–

Seeds, Leaves, Flower, Resin, everything is considered as narcotic in the state of Karnataka.


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

Chhattisgarh Ganja & Bhang Prohibition Act, 1915.

http://www.bareactslive.com/Ch/cg264.htm#11

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GREEN GUJARAT

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 ActGujarat’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.

https://www.indiacode.nic.in/bitstream/123456789/6165/1/prohibition1949.pdf

GREEN ANDHRA PRADESH

The leaves, small stalks, and flowering or fruiting tops of the Indian hemp plant including all forms known as bhang, Siddi or ganja are banned but seeds are excluded. And seeds are considered LEGAL as per NDPS Act, 1985.

http://www.bareactslive.com/AP/ap055.htm

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Delhi’s Prohibition Act
http://www.bareactslive.com/Del/dl139.htm

https://upload.indiacode.nic.in/showfile?actid=AC_DL_64_822_00002_00002_1549259121175&type=rule&filename=the_delhi_narcotic_drugs_rules,_1985.pdf

THE ORISSA PROHIBITION ACT, 1956

http://lawodisha.gov.in/files/acts/act_1157451358_1440753372.pdf

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