The report goes on to say.

He got support from some of his colleagues, including actor-turned-politician and BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Late Vinod Khanna.

Gandhi’s bill, which proposes the decriminalisation and regulation of marijuana and opium, has been passed by the legislative branch of the parliament and would be tabled during the winter session as a private member’s bill.

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985 makes possession or use of drugs punishable offence. It also allows the government to regulate, control and produce certain drugs.

Dharam Vira Gandhi, Member of Parliament from Patiala, Punjab, has been pushing for the legalisation of marijuana or cannabis. Finally, a private bill will be tabled in the Parliament during the upcoming winter session.

He got support from some of his colleagues, including actor-turned-politician and BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Late Vinod Khanna.

Gandhi’s bill, which proposes the decriminalisation and regulation of marijuana and opium, has been passed by the legislative branch of the parliament and would be tabled during the winter session as a private member’s bill.

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985 makes possession or use of drugs punishable offence. It also allows the government to regulate, control and produce certain drugs.

Gandhi argues that 30 years of implementation of the bill did not yield expected results and the supply and use remains the same, just behind closed doors.

Source:   https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/a-private-member-s-bill-to-legalise-marijuana-to-be-tabled-in-parliament-during-winter-session-334110.html