Marijuana or weed, pot, ganja Maryjane, there are various names of it. How would we know it, a few groups smoke Marijuana close by moved cigarettes (hand-rolled cigarettes) called joints, isn’t that so? Indeed, yet there is distinctive utilization of it. Marijuana can likewise be utilized to blend tea and, especially when it is sold or devoured for restorative designs, is oftentimes blended into food sources (edibles) like brownies, treats, or confections. Basically, it is so well known among the individuals who use them both casually and therapeutically.
Countries where Marijuana is Legal-
The use of Marijuana is prohibited in different countries, where other countries have legalized it. Some countries have adopted a policy of decriminalization that means using Marijuana is comes under non-criminal offense or minor traffic violation. Countries like Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Uruguay, Georgia, Spain, etc. Even in few states in the United States have allowed using it.
Effects of Marijuana-
Numerous individuals experience wonderful happiness and a feeling of unwinding. At the point when weed is smoked, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and different synthetic compounds in the plant pass from the lungs into the circulation system, which quickly conveys them all through the body to the cerebrum. A few groups experience the impacts quickly and for certain individuals, it takes some time.
In case marijuana is burned-through in food sources or refreshments, these impacts are to some delayed—ordinarily showing up following 30 minutes to 60 minutes—on the grounds that the medication should initially go through the stomach-related framework like the digestive system.
In view of the deferred impacts, individuals may accidentally burn through more THC than they plan to.
Now it’s not that consuming it only gives a pleasant feeling. Wonderful encounters with marijuana are in no way, shape, or form all-inclusive. Rather than unwinding and happiness, a few groups experience nervousness, dread, doubt, or frenzy. These impacts are more normal when an individual takes excessively, the weed has startlingly high power, or the individual is unpracticed. Individuals who have taken enormous portions of pot might encounter an intense psychosis, which incorporates fantasies, dreams, and a deficiency of the feeling of individual character.
Although the effects also matter in the compound of Marijuana. A few of them have more THC, which we have discussed before and a few of them have more CBD which is mostly used in medicine.
Fact about India-
In India, we see the use of cannabis in some festivals. And that we took in a positive way. Maha-Shivratri, or Holi, even bhang is also a product of Cannabis. In Maha Shivratri, the use of Marijuana is a traditional way to celebrate. It’s considered the Elixir of Life.
By all these, you might think that Marijuana must be legal in India. Yes, it was, until 1985. During 1961 The USA was completely against Cannabis Internationally as well as nationally. The U.S. pressurized India to ban the use of Cannabis. Then Indian introduced the NDPS (Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) act in 1985, and eventually, it banned the production and use of cannabis in India.
But Bhang is still available in some places in India, especially in Rajasthan right? Yes. Why is that so?
Let’s understand why. Marijuana can produce different products.
Charas is raisin separated in either crude or purified form and obtained through cannabis. Its oil is also known as Hash or hashish oil. Although the difference is there between charas and hash oil, basically charas gets produce from live Marijauan plant whereas hash oil is produced from the dead one.
The fruiting tops after seeds and leaves are excluded from the cannabis is Ganja. By definition, these have all been banned in India since 1985.
But, in the NDPS act, there is no mention of Bhang. It is legal to sell and consume it in India. It is more popular in few Northern cities.
Benefits of Legalization of Marijuana
The first and the most significant benefits will be in Revenue generation. We all know the number of revenue India generates from Tobacco and Alcohol.
Secondly, we’ve more locations to produce Cannabis. And already we mentioned the countries that have legalized Marijuana. Now if we can produce and export them to those countries we will have another profitable variable to add in GDP.
We will be able to produce the component like CBD, which will be helpful in medical sectors. And it can even boost the agricultural sector.
Cons of Legalization of Marijuana-
Now it doesn’t mean that it does not have any disputation of legalization. With benefits, it brings cons as well.
The first and the most significant drawback is developing drug habits. Once that habit is developed it is hard to come out from that. Withdrawal symptoms have large effects on our body such as depressions, anxiety, emotional outburst, severe headache, etc. Even it can outburst the short-term memory. It can lower our ability in studying, car driving, and machine-related operations.
Gateway drugs. This is one of the main reasons that most countries have still didn’t lift the ban on Marijuana.
The problem is not with only legalization, also lies in the implementation. For medical purposes, India can lift the ban and Industries can use it, but where and how to line the boundary is the significant question.