Uday Chopra bats for legalizing marijuana, Mumbai-police sets record straight
On Thursday, Uday Chopra tweeted India should legalize marijuana and listed his own reasons behind it.
While his tweets have sort of kicked off a debate about the benefits and effects of marijuana, Mumbai police had a warning for all.
The official Twitter handle of Mumbai Police reminded that carrying, transporting or consuming marijuana is a punishable offense as per law.
Mumbai-police's reaction on Uday Chopra legalize Marijuana tweet
First let's look at what Uday tweeted
Making a case for legalizing marijuana, Uday said it was a part of Indian culture. Further, he said it can be taxed and could generate huge revenues for the country.
"Not to mention it will remove the criminal element associated with it. Plus and most importantly it has a lot of medical benefits!" he added.
Uday then clarified he himself doesn't use marijuana.
Here are the tweets which Uday posted
And no I do not use it. I just really think it’s a wise move, given our history with the plant.— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) September 13, 2018
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Uday didn't leave the conversation, he explained his side
After posting the tweets, Uday wasn't done. When Twitter users raised objection over his words, he explained his side.
One user asked how marijuana was linked with Indian culture, and he wrote, "During Mahashivratri many sadhus smoke it in emulation of Shiva. Guess more religion than culture but the two are kind of interrelated."
Well, he really wants this, it seems.
Mumbai police respects Uday's opinion, gives piece of their mind
While all this was playing out on Twitter, Mumbai police didn't keep quiet.
Their tweet read, "Be mindful, as of now, consumption, possession and transportation of marijuana, invites harsh punishment as per the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act,1985.
And asked to 'spread the word'.
You always have police to remind you of the country's laws. Noted, Mumbai Police!