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Prasenjit Chakraborty, a Tripura BJP leader and founder of Jagaran Mancha, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to legalize cannabis (ganja) in the state.

A well known RSS cadre of Tripura, Chakraborty wrote the letter on behalf of Jagaran Mancha.

“Cannabis (ganza) has a great role as a medicinal plant,” Chakraborty wrote in the letter.

“In the ancient days, it was used in Ayurveda. Even though a section of people uses it for addiction purpose, however, its use as medicinal plants cannot be ignored,” he added in the letter.

“The NDPS Act should be updated and cannabis must be legalized for medicinal purpose,” he added.

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