The cultivation of cannabis for industrial purposes such as industrial hemp production or for horticulture is legal in India. The National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances recognizes cannabis as a source of high-quality biomass, fibre and oil. The Indian government encourages research and cultivation of low-THC cannabis.  Officially not. All narcotics in India are illegal. There is evidence that Naxalites are invested in illegal cannabis production in parts of India.  The Minister, who has expressed personal support for legalizing marijuana cultivation, also stated that he has seen the use of marijuana to create cancer. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment`s «Magnitude of Substance Use in India 2019» survey found that 2.83% of Indians aged 10-75 (or 31 million people) currently use cannabis products, with 10% of the population using cannabis «according to a dependent pattern». The survey found that 20% of the population consumed bhang and 12% charas or ganja. It was also found that most cannabis users were male, with 25% of the male population using cannabis and 10% of the female population. The survey found that cannabis use was most common in Sikkim, where 7.3% of the population reported using cannabis, followed by Nagaland (4.7%), Odisha (4.7%), Arunachal Pradesh (4.2%) and Delhi (3.8%). The lowest cannabis use was reported in Pondicherry, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, all of which recorded around 0.1% of the population as cannabis users.  On December 12, 2017, Viki Vaurora, the founder of the Great Legalisation Movement India, wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all members of parliament advocating the urgent need to legalize the cultivation of cannabis and hemp for medical and industrial purposes.
  In February 2018, the Prime Minister`s Office sent a notice to the Department of Health and Welfare asking it to review the potential benefits of cannabis and provide a response to the letter.  In March 2021, the Tripura state government announced that it would form an expert panel to examine the feasibility of legalizing cannabis cultivation. Whether it`s babas blowing chillums on the side of the road, smoky Shiva temples hidden on the main road, wild cannabis stinging in the mountains, or bhang lassis sold (legally) from grungy holes in the walls, weed is an integral part of India, try to deny it like the government does. It is no coincidence that the Hindu Kush mountains inspired the name of the popular variety! While the NDPS Act doesn`t mention anything about smoking utensils, it`s perfectly legal to buy or sell smoking accessories such as rolling papers, pipes, and more. Unfortunately, weed is also illegal in India, so there isn`t much open discussion about it. A lack of information leads to misunderstandings, bad business and sometimes dangers when drugs are involved. Let`s sort it out, right? Currently, illegal marijuana cultivation carries severe penalties under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Goa Prime Minister Pramod Sawant reiterated on Wednesday that his government would not allow the legal cultivation of cannabis. Responding to a question from Fatorda MP Vijai Sardesai, who had requested that the «proposal examined by the Legal Service shows that the proposal has not been rejected.
Is that the case? The Goa Prime Minister said, «The state government will not pursue the proposal to legalize the cultivation and production of cannabis. In November 2015, Uttarakhand legalized the cultivation of cannabis for industrial purposes.  In June 2016, Pillares EXIM LLP, based in Vapi, Gujarat, took a step towards the legalization of Cannnabis by introducing HERBBOX as a one-stop shop for smoking accessories in India.  Patanjali Ayurved CEO Balkrishna said in February 2018 that his company had begun exploring the benefits of cannabis and its extracts at its research and development center in Haridwar for use in the company`s medicines and other products.  Madhya Pradesh`s Minister of Justice, P.C. Sharma, said on November 20, 2019, that the state was considering legalizing the cultivation of cannabis for medical and industrial purposes.  Manipur`s Chief Minister, N. Biren Singh, informed the State Assembly on February 21, 2020, that his government was considering legalizing the cultivation of cannabis for medical and industrial purposes.  On 5. In June 2018, Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor wrote a commentary expressing support for cannabis legalization, concluding that it was «high time for India to embrace the health, business and wider societal benefits that legal cannabis regulation can bring.»  In Assam, the Assam Ganja and Bhang Prohibition Act of 1958 prohibits the sale, purchase, possession, and consumption of ganja and bhang.   «In Tripura, the amount of tax collection is limited. That is why we depend on the central government.
Tripura`s soil is very fertile for growing cannabis, but since it is not legal, many people here suffer financially. When ganja becomes legal, it can be regulated, income can be collected, and many people involved in its cultivation, until now illegal, can benefit financially. «- BJP MP Diba Chandra Hrangkhawl.  Recognized as one of the country`s top drug tourist destinations, Goa is now considering legally growing marijuana solely for medical reasons.