The use of cannabis is on the rise in Nepal and has been a matter of concern for those working in areas of crime investigation and public health. While there have been increasing debates about cannabis production and sales legalisation, including Nepal’s parliament, we feel the need to inform the general public and policy makers so as to enable informed decision on the issue.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: As part of the government policy of opening at least 10 industrial villages each in all seven provinces of the country, the Ministry of Industry Commerce and Supplies has requested all local units to propose to it potential sites that could be developed into industrial villages.