Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: 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.

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.  

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.

Twitter bots spreading bogus claims about health benefits of cannabis, says study

Wrong claims made in the thousands of Twitter bot posts are drowning out scientific facts about cannabis, find researchers from University of Southern California.

Justin Trudeau is firefighting SNC-Lavalin scandal. Here’s how it came to this

With Trudeau fighting for survival, ThePrint looks at the rise and fall of this generation’s biggest liberal political icon in four points.

Indians are buying and selling heroin, cocaine & ganja online, and UN is worried

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime has highlighted the emergence of 'illicit internet pharmacies' as a gateway for drug sales.

UP on a high: Govt study shows most cannabis users are in the populous state

A study covering all 36 states and Union territories found nearly 3% of Indians between ages 10 and 75 used cannabis, with UP topping the list.

High time India, the land of bhang, legalises marijuana

Regulation allows cannabis buyers to know what they’re consuming and moderate their intake, in the same way that a drinker can distinguish and choose between a whiskey and a beer.

By prohibiting marijuana, India is giving free run to illegal drug cartels: Shashi Tharoor

We should establish a government-run medical cannabis programme so that this drug can be prescribed to, and used by, patients in need.

How legalising cannabis can help India ease some of its economic burden

Indian cities are among the highest consumers of marijuana in the world; legalising it will give the government a major new revenue stream.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.