Cannabis cultivation to be legalised in Uttarakhand albeit for industry

Dehra Dun : No Uttarakhand is not going the way of some of the states of the USA or Holland where marijuana has been legalized for smoking. Resident of this small mountain state, except for the Terai and Bhabar regions will now be able to take up cultivation of cannabis purely for industrial purposes as it will have a tetra hydro cannabinol (thc) content of 0.3 to 1.5 percent.

According to officials of the excise department cannabis plants or hemp that have a thc content of 0.3 to 1.5 per cent can be used for industrial purposes. “The normal ranges of thc content in plants that grow wild in Uttarakhand in abundance is four to five per cent and this is which makes it give a high when smoked and is illegal to cultivate”, they added.

Chief minister Harish Rawat said that villagers in the state, barring the Terai and Bhabhar regions will be given...

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