CLEAR THE SMOKE

India has voted, with other countries at UN, to no longer treat cannabis as a dangerous drug. Decriminalisation must follow: December 7, 2020 Till 1985, the recreational use of marijuana was not a criminal offence in India. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, […]

NEGOTIATE BUT HOLD FIRM ON FARM LAWS

December 7, 2020 Quick takes, analyses and macro-level views on all contemporary economic, financial and political events. India has in the Food Corporation’s stocks more than 3.5 times the grain needed to ensure food security. India’s food subsidy configuration conflates producer subsidy and consumption subsidy, […]

STUBBING OUT A CRISIS:

E-cigarettes could be banned promptly because of political will, coordinated efforts A study published in 2018 on students in the US, found e-cigarette to be a gateway product to conventional smoking and tobacco use, severely undermining the country’s tobacco control efforts. Written by Preeti Sudan […]