Only 100 Years Ago The Brits Had 7000 Farmers Growing Cannabis In Bengal (Now Bangladesh)

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Besides, the cooperative society owned properties in India’s Assam, Kolkata and Bangladesh capital Dhaka. In 1916, the divisional office of the cooperative department was established in Naogaon instead of Rajshahi for cannabis society. In order to facilitate the cannabis growers, the cooperative society was formed in 1917. At present, there are four cannabis warehouses at Naogaon Narcotics Control Department office, and the area is called “Gajagola Mor”. Office Assistant Anisur Rahman now looks after the office of Ganja Cultivators Cooperative Society.

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British-era Naogaon cannabis society still basks in huge wealth

Mukti Mor is at the heart of Naogaon city that is surrounded by properties of “Ganja Cultivators Cooperative Society” worth several thousands of crores of taka. The society contributed to almost all developments that took place in the city – it always played a crucial role in building mosques, temples, bridges and hospitals in Naogaon.

However, the good old days of the cannabis cultivators are gone as their more than one hundred years old society is plagued by illegal occupations and lawsuits.

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