NDPS – Classification of Drugs
Section 2 of the NDPS ACT, explains cannabis (hemp) and is defined as:
Charas – a separated resin, in whatever form, whether crude or purified; obtained from the cannabis plant, which also includes the concentrated preparation and resin known as hashish oil or liquid hashish;
Ganja – the flowering or fruiting tops of the cannabis plant, (excluding the seeds and leaves when not accompanied by the tops), by whatever name they may be known or designated; and
any mixture, with or without any natural material, of any of the above forms of cannabis or any drink prepared therefrom; for example – Bhang.
means any plant of the genus Cannabis.
means coca leaf, cannabis (hemp), opium poppy straw and including all manufactured drugs;
all coca derivatives, medicinal cannabis, opium derivatives and poppy straw concentrate;
any other narcotic substance or preparation which the Central Government may, having regard to the available information as to its nature, or to a decision, if any, under any International Convention, by notification in the Official Gazette declare to be manufactured drug;
‘Coca derivative’ means
Crude cocaine, that is, any extract of coca leaf which can be used, directly or indirectly, for the manufacture of coca, Ecgonine and all the derivatives of ecgonine from which it can be recovered. Cocaine, that is, methyl ester of benzoyl-ecgonine and its salts. All preparations contained more than 0.1 percent of cocaine.