"Arrey, chal na Kasol ki trip maar ke aate hain"
"Pushkar jaana hai yaar"
These are some of the common chit-chats that can be observed among today's youth. For one common reason, of course: weed or charas or ganja. Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs around the world. It has been used by a lot of celebrities around the world as well. You see those Bob Marley T-shirts wherever you go while street shopping in Goa (or anywhere, for that matter). This 'weed' topic came to light when Ratan Tata recently invested in a firm which is researching the medical properties of marijuana.
Many countries have permitted and legalised the recreational use of cannabis (marijuana/weed). And they are especially famous all over the world. Be it Amsterdam (the Netherlands) or Washington (the US). People always talk about that.
So, as always, we thought we'd ask India if weed should be legalised or not. We got all sorts of replies. From reasons validating why it should be made legal to how India isn't really ready for this. Scroll on and see for yourself.
This is #IndiaKaPulse:
See what Indians are saying about this:
Are people still so happy that they're talking about 'achhe din'?
The medicinal properties of weed are constantly looked into. The business that Ratan Tata Ji invested in is also into research of medical uses of marijuana.
Not only American celebrities, but a lot of Indian celebrities have admitted to smoking weed.
So many useful properties.
Cause our country can't handle it.
Guys are already out of control, what would happen if they can access weed easily too?
There are so many pros and cons. It should be carefully thought upon.
Many people said it was legal in India before the Britishers came. They wondered why marijuana was illegal in the first place.
Meanwhile, many people didn't even know that it wasn't legal.
IndiaKaPulse says around 56% are in favour. Around 19% strictly oppose it. Around 17% weren't aware that it was illegal. And 7.5% say, it doesn't matter.
That is all from us for now. Have any other questions to ask? Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll ask what India thinks about it.