Is it illegal to possess an amount equal to a one-time usage for one person?

Is there any specific law for this?

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Is this illegal? YES

Is there any specific law for this? YES:

Section 20 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 says, inter alia, this:

Whoever, in contravention of any provision of this Act or any rule or order made or condition of licence granted thereunder,--


  • (b) ... possesses ... or uses cannabis,

[...] shall be punishable,--

  • (ii) where such contravention relates to sub-clause (b),--

  • (A) and involves small quantity, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to one year, or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees, or with both...

Note that these are maximum sentences, and that Section 2 includes ganja in its definition of cannabis.

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