Dhangadhi: Far-Western MP Devaki Malla has said that cannabis cultivation should be made legal.
Speaking during a discussion on the policy and program presented by the Far-Western government on Saturday, Malla, a lawmaker from the ruling Maoist center, demanded legalization of cannabis cultivation in the Far-Western region.
‘Cannabis cultivation is rampant in Bajhang, it is a mountainous district. Income is also very important for subsistence. She said that cannabis cultivation is necessary for the Far-Western region and Bajhang. She urged the state government to focus on how to make it legal.'
She is a directly elected MP from Bajhang from the Maoist center. Cannabis has been cultivated in some parts of his area. But when it comes to the notice of the police administration, the fields are burnt.
Cannabis cultivation has been banned since Nepal enacted a law on drug control in 1976. According to the act, those who cultivate 25 plants of cannabis will be imprisoned for three months or fined up to Rs 3,000. Similarly, those who cultivate more than that can be imprisoned for three years and fined Rs 5,000.