Delhi High Court heard a Petition filed by a law college student namely Prashant Sharma who seek the intervention of the court to amend/recommend the legalization and use of cannabis for the medication purpose. The Advocate appearing for the Petitioner gave instances from the various countries wherein the cannabis has been legalized for the purpose of medication after dense research in the field.
The Counsel appearing for Petitioner, Mr. Pankaj Mehta contended further that cannabis has been erroneously treated as a criminal justice issued instead of a public health issue and it is high time that these errors are corrected. The ban was imposed in 1985. However, before 1985, the cannabis was allowed for both religious and medical purposes. The same has been used since ancient times to cure disease. He emphasized on the medical benefits of cannabis which have been discovered by the medical research.