Indian Government Legalizes Marijuana

The Indian legislature voted Thursday to make the country to approve marijuana for medicinal use, pending the governor’s signature. Gov. Shantanu Divecha, who leaves office next week, has said he would sign the bill. Two years after the bill was introduced to the legislature, the Indian Medical Marijuana Act was passed by the state Assembly in a 48-14 vote. It received the cabinet’s approval just hours later in a 25-13 vote.
According to the news release from the Health Minister, the bill would allow doctors to give to patients with state-issued identification cards prescriptions to buy marijuana legally from registered alternative treatment centers. The identification cards would be issued by the Department of Health and Senior Services.
Only patients with proven “debilitating conditions” would qualify for ID card. Such conditions include “cancer, glaucoma, positive HIV/AIDS status or other chronic, debilitating diseases or medical conditions that produce, or the treatment of which produces, wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, or severe and persistent muscle spasms,” according to the news release.

11 Responses to “Indian Government Legalizes Marijuana”

  1. 1 MuckerFother
    April 1, 2010 at 02:13

    So far only 14 out of 50 states in USA have been able to legalize medical marijuana, and here we are, a country of more than a billion people, out of which 98% of the population wouldn’t be able to spell ‘marijuana’ without fucking up, going out of its way to make ‘ganja’ freely available. Now, that’s what makes this post an epic FAIL. Mehta solid Hagta !!!

    PS: Count me in as of one of your victims !!


  2. 3 Devdutt
    April 1, 2010 at 03:47

    I hate the whole cynical “illiteracy doesn’t need gay marriage sanction/marijuana legalization, etc” angle. People will catch up in the long run..might be a bloody marathon in India’s case. But at least we’re setting the foundations darned early on and that can only be a good thing. Better be assbackwards yet be seen to be making strides towards progress than be a superpower and beacon of enlightment yet fostering dogma and prejudice.


  3. 4 Devdutt
    April 1, 2010 at 03:49

    oh no aaj april 1 hai na. way to go varathora. I, Gullible. 😦


  4. 6 Guru
    April 1, 2010 at 08:50

    I’m all for giving Gov. Divecha another term in office. We need many more like him.


  5. 8 Tanya
    April 2, 2010 at 07:42

    Hahahaa! Too bad it isnt a normal day!


  6. 9 shantanu
    April 6, 2010 at 12:25

    this is gov.shantanu divecha!!!…i am the man who will bring change..change for the better of all!!


  7. 10 dodo
    January 14, 2011 at 17:25

    haha! I was searching for medical marijuana laws and ended up stumbling here. First I was gleeing and then it hit me. Taking this blog seriously will lead to ass cancer!



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