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Ecgonine is a manufactured drug derived from the coca plant. It is illegal to manufacture, possess, transport, import, export, sell, purchase and use Ecgonine. The punishment for carrying out any of these activities is proportional to the quantity of Ecgonine that you are caught with.
- Small quantity (2 gm) – Jail time up to 1 year and/or fine up to Rs 10,000
- 2 gm to 50 gm – Jail time up to 10 years and fine up to Rs 1 lakh
- Commercial quantity (50 gm) – Jail time between 10 and 20 years, and fine between Rs 1 lakh and 2 lakhs. The Court may also impose a fine of more than 2 lakhs. 1
- Section 21, Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.