• Himachal Pradesh assembly constituted a committee of legislators to legalise cultivation of cannabis for its medicinal properties.
  • The committee will be headed by Revenue Minister Jagat Singh Negi.
  • Under NDPS (Narcotic-Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act, state has been given the right to cultivate cannabis and transport of cannabis.
  • Central government has given legal status to cultivation of cannabis in some districts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
  • Apart from this, cannabis is also being cultivated in Uttarakhand for industrial use.
  • Primary psychoactive constituent in cannabis is Delta9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).



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