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In a significant announcement in his annual budget speech last week, Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced that the state government is coming up with a policy to allow controlled cultivation of hemp or cannabis in the state.

For a state that is known for its 'Mallana cream’, which is the charas or hash or hashish which comes from the Malana Valley in Kullu district, what does the government's recent announcement mean?

For a state that is known for its ‘Mallana cream’, which is the charas or hash or hashish which comes from the Malana Valley in Kullu district, what does the government announcement mean? We explain.

Isn’t cannabis cultivation illegal in India?

The dried flowers and leaves of the plant are called ganja or marijuana (also weed, pot or dope).

The plant is native but illegal in India, and mountain farmers rely on its cultivation.

In the Himalayas of India, small villages thrive by growing cannabis.

This is one of them. The village, perched on a mountain at 9,000 feet (2,700 meters), is only reachable on foot. The hike takes three hours. Villagers say it’s been a good season so far—police have only shown up to cut plants twice. But those plants are a drop in the ocean. Ganja grows wild in the Indian Himalayas, and it’s nearly impossible to curb its illegal cultivation.

Where does weed grow in india

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Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Barbados, Ecuador, Cyprus: Only for medicinal use.

Cultivation in India

Cannabis: Only permitted in Uttarakhand through a state licence.

Mexico: Recreational marijuana (less than 5 gm in possession, but not sale or cultivation).

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