These Indian startups are betting on cannabis without the high3 min read 06 Jul 2018, 03:11 PM IST
While legalising cannabis in India still seems a long way, the start-up ecosystem is betting big on hemp managing the legal hurdles along the way
New Delhi: In 2014, when Harshaavardhan Redi Sirupa, co-founder and chief executive officer at Namrata Hemp Co. (NHCO), approached the department of excise in Andhra Pradesh for permission to cultivate cannabis, he was directed to the department of agriculture. Four years later, the agricultural authorities led Sirupa to the revenue department. “People in the industry are totally confused about who has to give the licence," says Sirupa.
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