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Uday Chopra says India should legalize marijuana, Mumbai Police has the perfect reply for Dhoom actor

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Uday Chopra says India should legalize marijuana, Mumbai Police has the perfect reply for Dhoom actor

Bollywood actor Uday Chopra, best known for his performance in Dhoom series, is breaking the internet today over his recent tweets on marijuana. The actor tweeted on Friday that marijuana, also known as cannabis, should be legalised as it is “part of Indian culture” and also has “medical benefits”.

“I feel India should legalise marijuana. Firstly, it is part of our culture. Secondly, I think if legalised and taxed, it can be a huge revenue source. Not to mention that it will remove the criminal element associated with it. Plus, and most importantly, it has a lot of medical benefits”, Uday Chopra tweeted.

He clarified however, that he didn’t himself use it, but felt like “it a wise move, (to legalize it) given our history with the plant.”

Uday Chopra’s tweet not only invited usual trolling that celebrities sometimes face on social media, but also a response from the city police.

“Sir, as citizen of India, you are privileged to express your view on a public platform. Be mindful, as of now consumption, possession and transportation of marijuana invites harsh punishment as per provisions of Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985. Spread the word,” said MumbaiPolice.

By Saturday afternoon, Chopra’s post had over 300 retweets, a thousand ‘likes’ and many comments, many of them countering his view or using ‘memes’ to ridicule it.

“People here can’t use WhatsApp correctly and you are talking about marijuana…,” said one tweet. 

But the actor stuck to his guns.

“The benefits are too many to list. A brief google search will educate you I am sure. Anyway its better than being schooled by people like me who have no work,” he said.

Last seen in Dhoom 3 along with Aamir Khan and Abhishek Bachchan, Uday has mostly been in news for his tweets for the past few years.

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