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After United Nations vote, high hopes for Indian cannabis industry

Their optimism stems from the United Nations (UN) reclassifying cannabis as a less dangerous drug in December 2020

Cannabis, Ganja, drugs
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In India, the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, illegalises recreational use of cannabis

Ritwik Sharma New Delhi
For long, cannabis has been contested territory in India. It’s deified as a sacred plant and demonised as a devilish drug at the same time.

But for a new breed of cannabis entrepreneurs, this is a moment of hope. Start-ups such as Bombay Hemp Company (Boheco), HempCann Solutions and Everest Eco Hemp are part of a nascent industry that is sensing a growing acceptance and wishing for decisive action from policymakers to unlock the potential of cannabis as a wonder plant.

Their optimism stems from the United Nations (UN) reclassifying cannabis as a less dangerous drug in December 2020. Among the 53

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First Published: Feb 25 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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