for all defence aspirants India To Study Marijuana-Derived Drugs -NCA ACADEMY

for all defence aspirants India To Study Marijuana-Derived Drugs -NCA ACADEMY


India To Study Marijuana-Derived Drugs

Three Major Science Administrators In India The Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR),The Indian Council Of Medical Research (ICMR) And The Department Of Biotechnology -Are Getting Together To Promote Research In Herbal Drugs, Some Of Which Involve Deriving New Drugs  From Marijuana.

Key Points

Scientists Are Preparing For India’s First Human Clinical Trials To Test Cannabis -Based Compounds On Select Diseases.

Researchers Will Test Whether Strains Of Marijuana Could Be Effective In The Treatment Of Breast Cancer Sickle -Cell Anaemia As Well As For Marijuana-Derived Drugs Already Approved By The United States Food And Drug Administration(USFDA).

The Studies Into The Therapeutic Potential Of Marijuana Is Part Of A Governmental Thrust To Produce New Drugs Derived From Herbs And Plants That Find Mention In Ayurvedic And Other Traditional Medicine Knowledge Systems.

India’s Move Towards Clinical Trials Of Cannabis Derivatives Comes Amid Growing Evidence Of The Safety And Efficacy Of Medicinal Cannabis In The Treatment Of Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis And A Rare But Severe Form Of Epilepsy.


Marijuana Marijuana (Or Hemp),Part Of The Cannabis Super Family, Is Illegal For Commercial Cultivation Though It Grows As Weed In Several Parts Of The Country. Uttarakhand ,Jammu And Recently Uttar Pradesh -Have Allowed Restricted Cultivation Of The Plant For Medical Research.

The Marijuana Has Two Components Cannabidiol (CBD) And Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC).

CBD Does Not Cause Intoxication Or Euphoria And Has Been Successfully Proven To Provide Relief To Chronic Pain Without Causing Psychoactive Side Effects.

It Is THC Which Is The Primary Psychoactive Components Of Marijuana.

Narcotic Drugs And Psychoactive Substances Act,1985

The NDPS Act 1985 Bans Commercial Cultivation Of Cannabis.

The Bar Does Not Apply To An Edible Preparation Called Bhang, Which Is Allowed In Some States.


Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Cannabis Has Been Recognised  For Its Medical Use In Canada, Australia And Some States Of The USA Etc. In India , However ,Cannabis -Derived Drugs Are Unavailable ,Illegal And Cannot Be Prescribed By Doctors.

Marijuana Should Be Legalised

Legalisation Will Curb Crime

Legalisation Can Enhance Security For All Of Society, As It Helps Undermine Criminal Markets.

Due To The Drug’s Illegality, Cannabis Are Sold Underground And Is A Source Of Revenue For Criminal Gangs And Terrorist Organisation.

Cultural And Historical Significance

The Documented Use Of Cannabis In India Dates Back To The Vedic Period. In The Atharvaveda ,The Bhang Plant Finds A Notable Mention As One Of Nature ‘S Five Sacred, Distress -Relieving Plants.

During The Festival Of Holi, The Consumption Of Bhang Is An Integral Part Of The Celebrations Even Today.

Indian Hemp Drugs Commission In 1894 Found Consumption Of Cannabis In Colonial India Extensive And Determined That Its Use Was Very Ancient, Had Some Religious Sanction, And Was Harmless In Moderation.

Business And Economic Possibilities

The Legal Marijuana Market Is Currently Worth More Than $7 Billion Globally, And Is Expected To Hit$ 31 Billion By 2021.

The Fabric Produced From Hemp Is Of Very High Quality. Hemp Is Also Highly Suitable As A Technical Fibre. India Also Has Many Start-Ups Working In This Field Like The Mumbai Based The Bombay Hemp Cp. (BOHECO).



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