Uday Cho­pra has a pot full of wishes

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A while ago, Shashi Tha­roor had writ­ten an ar­ti­cle ar­gu­ing, as elo­quently as ever, about how the use of mar­i­juana should be made le­gal in In­dia. Now, we have ac­tor Uday Cho­pra do­ing the same, al­though in a less elo­quent and more con­cise man­ner. Ear­lier this week, the ac­tor said on Twitter that he has three rea­sons for ad­vo­cat­ing the le­gal use of pot. “Firstly, it’s in our cul­ture,” he said. Se­condly, it can in­crease the govern­ment’s rev­enues and re­duce crime rates. And thirdly, it has a lot of medic­i­nal ben­e­fits. He also has­tened to add that he’s not a user and just thinks it’s a wise move, though that didn’t stop some trolls from post­ing cliché com­ments like, “What’s he been smok­ing?”

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