Nepalese politicians are making a vigorous campaign to influence lawmakers on the legalization of Ganja in Nepal. Lawmakers are beginning their intense lobbying for the legal status of ganja (marijuana. There is no surprise that it is globally expected the hippie culture that dominated the heartland of Kathmandu in the late 60s has huge potential to set its huge comeback in Nepal.
Of late intense debate is going on within the communities across the country on the legalization of ganja. Certain sections of youths are also making campaigns to throw their support behind the politicians committed to legalizing ganja. They are arguing that if it is legalized, it will help to improve the country’s economy.
From the mid-1960s, a throng of hippies, Western people of unconventional look, with an unusual length of hair, inclined to take hallucinogenic drugs and revolting the traditional beliefs, made their way to India through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan in search of enlightenment, spiritual experience, and ultimate peace before they came to final destination Kathmandu the capital of Nepal as their paradise.
In 1973, Nepal imposed a ban on ganja but the members of parliaments are exercising a coordinated influence on all the stakeholders to lift the ban claiming that it will help the government raise the revenue through the convincing export system. In the first month of 2020, the motion was put forward in the parliament for the first time and after two months a bill was presented expecting that it will get partial legal status.