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Ganja Cultivation: Know Who, How & When One Can Cultivate It

In Beed district of Maharashtra, three farmers have been caught while cultivating cannabis. The police have seized 2 quintals of ganja and some plants from them and have taken further action.

Ayushi Raina
Ganja production
Ganja production

In Maharashtra's Beed district, a case of collective ganja production has been discovered in Yelamb village. Three people have been arrested, and police are taking further action. This is the second time police have taken action against hemp producers in this region, according to police.

Three people have been taken into police custody. A farmer was found planting hemp for commercial gain a few days ago in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The farmer was arrested after police confiscated Rs.9 lakh and 303 seedlings from him. Hemp cultivation is prohibited in the country. Farmers in Maharashtra, on the other hand, do it secretly to make money.

Three people were detained by the police

Four locations in Yelamb village, Parli Vaijnath tehsil, were raided by police. When the police realized that some farmers in Yelamb village were producing ganja while hiding in their fields, they acted swiftly. The police raided and arrested three people as soon as the news was received, seizing two quintals of ganja and several saplings from them. The tax police are investigating the situation and will take further action if necessary.

Other farmer was also caught planting ganja in Aurangabad

The farmer was also apprehended in Aurangabad while planting hemp for commercial gain. The farmer was found with 157 kg of ganja.

A total of 303 ganja seedlings were also discovered. And the farmer was arrested after seizing more than Rs.9 lakh in cash.

When and how may hemp be grown, and who can do it?

The Narcotictus Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 deals with cases of drug offenses. The law restricts the use of narcotics and psychotropic chemicals. The NDPS Act, or the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Act, 1985, is the law that governs these compounds or drugs. The Drugs and Drugs Act of 1985 is another name for this law. Manufacturing, producing, developing, owning, buying, storing, transporting, consuming, or owning narcotic narcotics is illegal under this law, which was approved by Parliament in 1985. Take a look at section 20 of the NDPS Act for further information.

To begin with, this section states that any violation of its regulations would result in a penalty. The cultivation of cannabis, i.e. the cannabis plant, is prohibited under this section.

Production, trading, transportation, import-export, and possession, i.e. keeping the plant's product, ganja, is illegal. There is a provision for severe imprisonment in this case, which can be imposed according to the quantity. If the quantity is less, the punishment is rigorous imprisonment for a period of six months or one year, with a fine of up to ten thousand rupees, or both. Excess amount carries a maximum imprisonment of 20 years in jail and a minimum fine of one lakh rupees.

Permission is granted for the production of cannabis plants to own property or to the lessee, according to a government order in Uttarakhand. To produce cannabis, everyone must submit an application to the DM with a character certificate, as well as information about the field description, area, and storage facilities.

For the license, a payment of one thousand rupees per acre must be paid.

Going from one district to another to harvest seeds also requires the consent of the DM. The crop can also be checked by DM. If there is a violation of the stated criteria during cultivation, the crop will be destroyed if it covers more than the fixed area.

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