Highlights

ndian federal law enforcement and intelligence agency NCB (Narcotics Control Bureau) took Showik Chakraborty brother of Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput house manager Samuel Miranda to question in connection with a “bud drug” supply racket.

What is Bud?

Bud refers to smoking elements of Marijuana plant (Cannabis). On the flip side, weed, colloquially called ganja, is made from the extract of Cannabis leaves. The Tetrahydrocannabinol levels in bud drug are much higher as compared to weed. The cost of bud is very high and is between Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,000 per gram.

How is Bud different from Hydrophonic Weed?

Hydrophonic weed is different from bud. It refers to soilless medium of cultivation of marijuana. The weed is grown at home in the presence of LED (light-emitting diode) lights. The potent of the hydrophonic weed is more than that of the usual weed.

Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985

NDRS act does not differentiate between arts of the same plant-Cannabis. Therefore, bud under the act has commercial quantity upward limit of 20 kilogram. The Govt of India has plans to amend the act as none would keep 20 kilogram of bud in one place.

NDRS act 1985 was amended 3 times in 1998, 2001 and 2014. The 2014 creates a class of medicines called Essential Narcotic Drugs.

Source of Bud

Bud Drug is sourced from Spain, Amsterdam and North California according to the officials of NCB.

Narcotics Control Bureau

NCB is the chief law enforcement agency of India that is responsible for fighting drug trafficking and abuse. In 1986, NCB was created to enable the implementation of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

National Policy on Narcotic Drugs

National policy is based on Article 47 of the Constitution of India. It brings about prohibition of consumption, intoxicating drugs injurious to health except for medicinal purposes.