International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021

Criminalisation of Cannabis Vis-A-Vis Liberty

Chinki Verma

Abstract: The article intends to examine, with the help of doctrinal method, the utility of India?s strict penal policies against cannabis in the light of various contemporary issues. India Criminalized cannabis under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 pursuant it?s international commitment as a signatory to three United Nation?s drug conventions. The primary objective behind criminalization was to reduce the incidences of drug abuse. But the experience from the past few decades has been that such law is producing more harm than it actually prevents. Criminalization of cannabis not only violates individual?s right to autonomy and self determination but also creates numerous other issues like increasing the incidences of incarceration, economic stress on the legal system, hindrance to medical research, etc.

Keywords: cannabis legalisation, cannabis decriminalisation, cannabis consumption, freedom vis a vis paternalism

Edition: Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021,

Pages: 62 - 65

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Chinki Verma, "Criminalisation of Cannabis Vis-A-Vis Liberty", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021, pp. 62-65,

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