Ethical Aspects Regarding the Legalization of Cannabis in India

Ananya Banerjee
Amity Law School, Noida, India

Volume III, Issue IV, 2020

The twenty first century, would be marked with the infusion of a renewed interest and vigour in the field of law and order. Particularly in the Indian context, the growth and development of the society has reflected in the growth and development with regards to the social order and awareness about the various statutes. The ambivalent character  of  ‘Cannabis’ being indispensable for relief of  pain and other therapeutic use but addictive and destructive when misused or abused led the community of nations to evolve a global control mechanism intended to limit the availability of cannabis and other natural  drugs to medical and scientific needs. Through this paper I aim to achieve and establish the ethical aspects regarding legalization of cannabis in India, by drawing sharp contrasts with its historical use and then arriving at a desired conclusion.