Drugs & Narcotics

This explainer discusses the different provisions regarding narcotic and psychotropic drugs in India. It primarily deals with the law laid out in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.


Can I be punished under the law if all I have done is let my friend use my shop to temporarily store drugs?

What is the difference between seizing order and freezing under law?

What happens when the officers, on fake grounds, search and seize my property for drugs and arrest me in the process?

I’m a drug addict, and have been caught consuming drugs. Will I be punished or sent to a rehabilitation centre?

Can someone go to jail for smoking weed?

Is medicinal cannabis legal in India?

If I’m running away with drugs, can the officer/s shoot at me?

Can a seizure of drugs happen in a public place?

I found out that someone has been growing weed on my land. What can I do?