Nepal lawmakers seek to legalize growing, using marijuana

Nepal made cannabis illegal in 1976 with the Narcotic Drugs Control Act
The Hindu / Associated Press (US)
Monday, February 10, 2020

nepal cannabisRuling party lawmakers have proposed legalizing marijuana in Nepal, where it has been used for generations and was famed during the counterculture '60s. Forty-six members of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal filed the proposal in Parliament to legalize the production and use of marijuana, party lawmaker Birod Khatiwada said. He said the Himalayan country's mountainous terrain is suitable for the crop and allowing farmers to grow it would greatly benefit those who are impoverished. The proposal must be debated in Parliament before any changes are made to existing laws. (See also: From mellow to high: How the movement to legalise marijuana is lighting up Nepal)