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Indian Hemp Association is working alongside organizations that are promoting legalization of Hemp and Cannabis in India.

Cannabis has been used since ancient times in India, dating back to 2000 BCE. The cannabis plant has been mentioned as one of the five sacred plants in the Vedas, the oldest Hindu scriptures compiled in between 2000 and 1400 B.C.

The attempts at criminalizing cannabis in British India were made, and mooted, in 1838, 1871, 1877. Independent India was less successful in defending legal status of the sacred plant after the 1961 international treaty Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs clubbed cannabis with hard drugs. "For 25 years since 1961, India withstood western pressure to keep marijuana legal." On November 14th, 1985, the Indian government enacted a law called the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act."

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDCO) publishes the World Drug Report every year, which uses surveys and law enforcement data to estimate the percentage of the population in different countries which use drugs. According to the United Nations’ World Drug Report, 238 million people around the world use marijuana—more than 3.8% of the planet’s population. This list of ‘top 10 countries that use cannabis, draws on data from the UNODC to determine the total number of cannabis users in each country.

#10 Canada – 12% of citizens or 4.5 M consumers

#9 Spain – 10.6% of citizens or 4.8 M consumers

#8 Egypt – 6.2% of citizens or 5.4 M consumers

#7 France – 8.6% of citizens or 5.6 M consumers

#6 Ghana – 21.5% of citizens or 5.8 M consumers

#5 Pakistan – 3.9% of citizens or 7.6 M consumers

#4 Italy – 14.6% of citizens or 8.9 M consumers

#3 Nigeria – 14.3% of citizens or 24.8 M consumers

#2 India – 32% of citizens or 38.4 M consumers

#1 USA – 13.7% of citizens or 43.8 M consumers. I am putting these numbers in front of you to make your educated guess on sooner than later which country is going to the one with the most consumers in the world.

The Indian Hemp Association was created and functions as a non-profit trade association representing Indian Hemp and Cannabis companies, investors, researchers and supporters. Our objectives are to legalize Indian Hemp and Cannabis the sacred plant that feeds, clothes, powers and heals humanity, to develop global opportunities for impact investment in Indian hemp and cannabis projects that will that will bring about environmental, social, medical, agricultural and economic benefits, to improve the quality of life of all citizens and most importantly eradicate poverty among low income groups around the world.

Let’s get it right as our planets future depends on the seeds we sow. If you are currently involved in the Indian Hemp and Cannabis industry as a company, investors, farmer, entrepreneur, researchers and supporters please consider becoming a member.

– Shantanu Mishra, a believer in “what has not yet happened is the only thing that we need to dedicate ourselves to achieving, if we commit to all our resources to it and keep moving in the same direction, we will make new things happen.” Keep the positive thought. It will reverberate.