Agriculture Minister Dr. Ramlal Markanda has advocated the legalization of cannabis cultivation in Himachal. The minister, who recently returned from a foreign tour, shared his experience and said that there are charas (cannabis) shops just like mango shops there.
But there is no such thing as a drug in them. Developed countries of the world have legalized cannabis cultivation.
Cannabis makes medicines for a deadly disease like cancer. The use of cannabis should not be at all addictive. He said that former MP from Kullu Maheshwar Singh and MLA Sundar Singh Thakur have also sought to legalize cannabis cultivation many times. But his words were not heard. Now I am also saying that cannabis cultivation should be legalized.