Actor Meera Chopra Questions Online Availability of “Illegal” CBD Oil
Actress Meera Chopra has joined the conversation on the Bollywood drug nexus and CBD oil, which is made by an extract of the cannabis plant. She tweeted saying she tried to find the oil online, it was easily available on ecommerce websites. Consequently, she questioned the lack of regulation regarding the “illegal” oil’s sale.
Chopra also shared a news report chronicling the latest developments in the Bollywood drug-probe along with her tweet. Chopra wrote, “Just asking, how is cbd oil freely available online if its illegal. I checked its avaialble on amazon too. Why no regulation if its illegal? #cbdoil.”
— meera chopra (@MeerraChopra) September 23, 2020
Chopra’s tweet comes at a time when CBD oil is under heavy media scrutiny for its alleged use in the drug probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide.
The oil made headlines after it was reported that Jaya Saha, Sushant Singh Rajput’s talent manager, allegedly told Rajput’s former girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty to mix a dosage of the oil in the late actor’s tea. As per other media reports, Saha also confessed to the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) about arranging CBD oil for Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor.
Previously, Satish Maneshinde, Chakraborty’s lawyer, also mentioned CBD oil in his recent interview. He explained that CBD oil is merely an extract and not an illegal narcotic substance. The lawyer added, “On the bottle of CBD, you can see it being defined that it does not contain any narcotic substance.”
Earlier this month, the NCB arrested Chakraborty for allegedly sourcing marijuana. On Wednesday, the actress’ bail plea said that Rajput was a habitual drug consumer since before she began dating him. As per NDTV, Chakraborty said, “It is unfortunate that Sushant Singh Rajput took advantage of those closest to him to sustain his drug habit and thought it fit to expose them to the perils that would entail”. She admitted to having procured and paid for “small quantities” of drugs for him but denied being a part of any drug nexus.
So far, the NCB has summoned a host of A-list Bollywood actresses for probing the drug angle into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Some names include Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, and Rakul Preet Singh.
Tarini Gandhiok is an intern with SheThePeople.TV