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'Marijuana If Legalised And Taxed Can Be A Huge Revenue Source,' Says Uday Chopra

Written By Athulya Nambiar | Mumbai | Published:


  • Uday Chopra expresses his opinion that India should legalise Marijuana
  • The actor clarified that he does not use marijuana

Uday Chopra recently tweeted out that he would like India to legalise Marijuana.  In a tweet, he posted on Thursday he wrote, "I feel India should legalize marijuana. Firstly, It’s part of our culture. Secondly, I think if legalized and taxed it can be a huge revenue source. Not to mention it will remove the criminal element associated with it. Plus and most importantly it has a lot of medical benefits!"

Further, Chopra also clarified that he does not make use of marijuana. 

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A twitter user argued that it will only lead to a workplace filled with people who are stoned. 

When a user questioned how it is termed to our culture, Uday Chopra said, "Well in Holi, Bhaang (which is similar to marijuana) has been used for centuries. Also during Mahashivratri many sadhus smoke it in emulation of Shiva. Guess more religion than culture but the two are kind of interrelated."

Here are some other reactions by Twitterati :

While there are several reasons as to why Marijuana is banned in India, two of them are because of its addictive nature and because it has not been nationally accepted that the plant has medicinal use. 




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