Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: Cannabis

Manipur govt endorsed firm’s bid to transport, use cannabis seeds, flowers & leaves, says report

Australian national Reza Borhani met then CM N. Biren Singh in September 2019 for the purpose. In November, he was arrested in Mumbai for alleged involvement in a drug racket.

From first seeds sown by traders to tribals’ cash crop: How Andhra became a ganja hub

The state has a history of ganja cultivation spanning at least 4 decades. On Saturday, Andhra police burned seized stock of 2 lakh kg as part of ‘Operation Parivarthana’.

2 cannabis compounds can stop Covid, says US natural products study. Other scientists sceptical

Researchers in Oregon say two cannabinoid acids commonly found in hemp varieties of cannabis can bind to spike protein of coronavirus and prevent infection of human cells.

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?

‘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 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 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.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.