Incident Reports

Demonstration in Kathmandu demanding legalization of cannabis


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 11

Youth groups advocating for the legalization of cannabis staged the demonstration demanding to remove the ban on cannabis. 

..The protestors also demanded the release of Rajiv Kafle, who was involved in the campaign to lift the ban on cannabis cultivation. The Nepal Cannabis Statutory General Study organized a demonstration demanding the release of its national expert advisor. Police had arrested Kafle in August. He was arrested without any reason and a campaign was launched on social media demanding his release. Protesters in Maitighar today demanded the release of Kafle and the lifting of the ban on cannabis use.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth unknown
National/Online Media