After being relatively quiet for a while, actor Uday Chopra surfaced to give his attention-grabbing brand of Twitter gyaan. This time the actor encouraged the legalisation of marijuana, tweeting, "I feel India should legalize marijuana. Firstly, It's part of our culture. Secondly, I think if legalized and taxed it can be a huge revenue source. Not to mention it will remove the criminal element associated with it. Plus and most importantly it has a lot of medical benefits."

In a slew of tweets, he also hastily added that he wasn't a user of the good stuff but was merely pointing out the merits of being a cannabis-friendly country. He substantiated his argument with cultural and religious examples too. 


Well, it was probably a good thing that he admitted to not using marijuana because Mumbai Police swooped in to serve some dank clapback to the 45-year-old Dhoom actor and shut down the party on Twitter. They tweeted a warning to Uday that although he is "privileged to express (his) view on a public platform", the possession, consumption and transportation of marijuana continues to be punishable under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Oh well!