On Friday, 32 kgs of Ganja has been seized by the excise department’s superintendent of police, BH Poojar. A raid was led by him which happens to be carried out at a farm, where, the cannabis worth 4 lakhs was being grown amidst other crops. The alleged farm owner has been recognized as, Kalappa Doddairanna.
The exact location has been found to be near Halmuravani village in Siruguppa taluk. A relevant case has been registered against the alleged farm owner on Friday, in Siruguppa excise station in this regard.
Weed /Marijuana / Ganja is banned in India, due to 1985 law by the USA which considered Marijuana under the category of Grade A “Synthetic Drug” with other drugs such as Heroin, etc.
It was declared illegal by the then Prime Minister of India, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, and also banned the activities related to Harvesting, Possession, and trade of Marijuana (Cannabis Sativa).
Cannabis in India has been used since as early as 2000 BCE. In Indian society, common terms for cannabis preparations include charas (resin), ganja (flower), and bhang (seeds and leaves), with Indian drinks, such as bhang lassi and bhang thandai made from bhang being one of the most common legal uses.