Trigger Warning: The following content contains information on drugs and narcotics which some readers may find disturbing. If an addict who is charged for consuming narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances or any other crime in relation to a small quantity of that drug or substance voluntarily seeks to undergo medical treatment for de-addiction, he will notRead more
How does this explainer help the user?
This explainer aims at providing the user the different provisions regarding narcotic and psychotropic drugs in India. It enumerates the punishment for cultivating, producing, manufacturing, possessing, transporting, inter-state importing or exporting, selling, purchasing, using or consuming drugs. It also explains provisions of the act for addicts along with the procedure that has to be followed by the officer in charge while dealing with case concerning this.
What are the laws being discussed?
The laws discussed in this explainer include the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.