Cannabis was a cure for many diseases and strengthened human nerves and also used as medicine in other countries, Justice Mazar.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Wednesday ordered the court assistants to submit written submissions in a case pertaining to sentences of accused in narcotics related cases.
A seven-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan heard the case. During the course of proceedings, the court directed the judicial aides to submit written submissions and said a Senate committee was enacting legislation on drug offenders. The bench also sought progress report over developments in the Senate committee. Khawaja Harris said the legislation being enacted by the government would have penalties according to the nature of different drugs.
Cannabis is less harmful drug than heroin: Justice Sajjad Ali Shah
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah remarked that earlier the punishment for cannabis and heroin was equal. “If cannabis and heroin were being punished separately then it was welcome as cannabis was less harmful drug than heroin,” he added.
Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel said now the government had also formulated a policy on cannabis. Later, hearing of the case was adjourned until last week of January.
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