After the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, we saw how our lovely news channels took a sudden turn in their coverage to make it all about Drugs. Not just any drug though, it was focused on marijuana, for the most part, with some other CBD oil-type things thrown in just for the heck of it.
Ironically, this wound up starting a conversation on the use of marijuana in India, but it soon went downhill because nobody really had good, informed opinions on this magical plant.
So, Meghnad S, our in-house (so-called) expert on stuff, takes a deep dive into the subject of ganja: its history, why it was banned, why it might get unbanned, its recreational and medical uses, and a little bit on how it might make sense to legalise, regulate and sell it. If you want an informed opinion on the subject, this one's for you.
Post upload correction: According to the Atlantic, nine percent of those who smoke pot are susceptible to dependence as compared to 16 percent for alcohol and 32 percent for nicotine. The video incorrectly states the percentages as 16 for nicotine and 32 for alcohol.