Cannabis cultivation rampant owing to ease and low costs involvedPosted by On

Mysuru: The state-wide crackdown on cultivation and peddling of drugs has resulted in the rampancy in the growth of Indian hemp or cannabis – the raw material used in the preparation of ganja – into the spotlight. What lures people into cultivation of Indian hemp is the ease of the entire process: The plant can be grown in all weather conditions, regardless of the condition of soil, and along with other crops. Since it does not need to be dedicatedly nourished, people take to growing it in the hope of making a quick buck.
In Mysuru and Chamarajanagar districts, most of the cases booked recently under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 pertain to the illegal cultivation of cannabis. The leaves, fruiting tops and resin of the cannabis plant are either smoked or ingested in fluids. Youngsters take to the substance to achieve a state of temporary euphoria, which can at times last up to four hours. In 2019, as many as 28 cases were registered…

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