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India’s cannabis law is nonsensical, it’s time for ‘Big Bhang’ reform

Cannabis is integral to India. So, the big question is: Why don’t we legalise and tax it like alcohol and tobacco?
Representation image of marijuana cigarettes or 'joints' | Rodnae | Pexels

‘Joint for jab’: Washington state is using marijuana as bait to get more Americans vaccinated

US President Biden has set a target of 70% of Americans being vaccinated by 4 July. To that end, states have been encouraged to get creative to convince citizens to vaccinate.

Amsterdam wants to restrict tourists from its marijuana shops

Amsterdam is home to 166 coffee shops that sell cannabis, and most wouldn’t be needed if the plan were in effect. Local cannabis demand would support only 68, according to a govt study.

As NCB continues arrests, India votes at UN to declare cannabis a less dangerous drug

Experts say India's move to have cannabis removed from Schedule IV of 1961 UN convention could soften its stand on the plant drug, but will have no impact on laws unless they are amended.
Mumbai skyline | Soniya Agarrwal | ThePrint File Photo

Mumbai had 82% of Maharashtra’s drug cases in 2018, mostly for cannabis consumption, study says

Personal consumption of cannabis accounted for 87% of all arrests and convictions in drug consumption cases in Mumbai, says study by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.
Rhea Chakraborty | Twitter

Rhea Chakraborty held in drugs case — here’s legal history of cannabis, weed, hash in India

Cannabis is the most consumed psychoactive substance in India after alcohol, and its use was legal until 1984. Its calming effects have made it one of the most commonly used plants.

Let Rhea Chakraborty smoke weed in peace — legalise cannabis, end the hypocrisy

There’s a growing body of evidence to show why the time has come for India to consider legalisation of cannabis.

The long list of harmful effects of cannabis criminalisation no one talks about

Criminalisation of illicit cannabis use ignores the many ills that a criminal record brings, the effect it has on social, economic, physical and mental wellbeing of the person.
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India major source of illicitly manufactured habit-forming drug Tramadol: UN report

Report by the International Narcotics Control Board, which falls under the UNODC, also notes that illicit cultivation of cannabis & ATS drugs are a major problem in the country.  
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Coca Cola says no plans to enter cannabis market after ‘rumours’ surged over YouTube video

Coca-Cola said in 2018 that it was looking at the cannabis drinks market. The news fueled stock gains for companies like Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.