Illicit Cultivation of Cannabis Plant/Opium Poppy: Steps to be Taken by an Empowered Officer under the NDPS Act, 1985 and the Offences made out on Account of Illicit Cultivation & the Legal Cultivation of Hemp and Use of Various Parts of the Hemp Plant: An Analysis

  • Srinivasan Gopal
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  • Srinivasan Gopal

    Assistant Director (Narcotics) at National Academy of Indirect Taxes, Customs and Narcotics, Faridabad, India

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Illicit cultivation of cannabis plant and opium poppy does take place in various parts of the country and the empowered officers under the NDPS Act, 1985 are required to follow a certain procedure required under Law to secure a conviction. The use of GPS coordinates and Drones to identify illicit cultivation along with the sensitizing the effect of drugs on body and mind is also undertaken in a big way as a part of the social responsibility. The article further highlights the efforts in the use of hemp and the various startup companies which have come into existence in not only generating employment but also in the export of the products to overseas market.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 3070 - 3119


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