Nearly 3 percent of Indians use cannabis to get high with Uttar Pradesh topping the chart in use of the narcotic substance, a recent government survey has found.
According to the survey, bhang is the most common form of cannabis used in the country, followed by ganja and charas.
Conducted by the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the survey titled “Prevalence and Extent of Substance Use in India” covered all 36 states and Union territories.
The survey found that 3.1 crore Indians between the age of 10 and 75 years or 2.8 percent of the total population used cannabis in the last twelve months to get high.
According to the government, about 72 lakh individuals need help for their cannabis use problems.