Banning Marijuana Promotes Illegal Trade: Government Study | New Business AgePosted by On


January 1: A government study has shown that when the policy-level decision of the government to ban marijuana only increases its illegal trade. The Narcotic Drugs (Control) Act, 2033 makes the dealing of marijuana or marijuana products illegal. However, as a result of the ban imposed by the law on marijuana trade, its illegal trade is increasing every year, according to a study conducted by the government.

A report prepared by the state-run Institute of Policy and Research based on the data provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs shows that the number of people involved in illegal trade of marijuana has increased every year due to the ban. The report also suggests that the government should adopt a lenient policy on marijuana with certain conditions.

According to the report, there is a possibility of illegal market of marijuana flourishing with the legal changes if the government adopts a lenient policy towards marijuana. In Canada, which has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, it has been found that the illegal trade has outpaced the legal business. It is believed that customers might have been attracted more to the illegal market because marijuana available in the illegal market is cheaper and contains more tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a substance that is primarily responsible for the effects of marijuana on a person’s mental state.

It is mentioned in the report that countries that have legalized cannabis cultivation and business have also experienced an…

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