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Marijuana central to our culture, how is it illegal? Lawyer asks in PIL

Aditya Barthakur says the ban is not backed by scientific evidence, lists several health benefits in petition.

Rethinking Pot Nation's Capital

A look at marijuana laws in Latin America

Here’s a look at the status of marijuana laws in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. ARGENTINA: Personal possession of marijuana was decriminalised under a 2009 Supreme Court ruling that jail time for small amounts of drugs violates Argentina’s constitution. Although the ruling only referred to pot, in practice it extended to most […]

Chile Medical Marijuana

First marijuana planted for medical use in Chile

A Chilean municipality planted the country’s first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program.

Hemp is the new health food on the block

Hemp seeds are high in Arginine, an essential amino acid known to improve heart health and protect from heart disease.


How marijuana shrinks cancerous tumours

Researchers have now revealed the existence of previously unknown signalling platforms which are behind the drug’s success.


Marijuana use linked to disrupted sleep

Marijuana use is associated with daytime sleepiness and impaired sleep quality at night, a new study has found.


Uruguay to legalise marijuana sale, but not to be mistaken for a ‘pot-smoker’s paradise: President

Anyone hoping Uruguay will become a pot-smoker’s paradise should probably head to Colorado instead, President Jose Mujica said.

10 tonnes of ganja, arms seized in Siliguri

Smugglers in fake Army uniforms, caught in fake Army truck.

For Mary Jane

From Colorado to Uruguay,experiments with legalising marijuana usage. India should take note.


US: First marijuana retailers prepare for New Year’s opening in Colorado

20 states in the US have legalised private use in some degree.


Heavy marijuana use may alter brain structure and harm memory

Marijuana abuse has been linked to developing schizophrenia in prior research.

World’s first nationalised marijuana market

Everyone involved must be licensed and registered


Uruguay becomes world’s first country to legalise marijuana trade

The bill passed the lower house of Congress in August 2013.

390 kg of marijuana worth Rs 32 lakh seized,trader arrested

In a major seizure of contraband drugs,the anti-narcotics cell of Pune police seized 390 kg of marijuana balls worth Rs 32 lakh.

1 held with 5.5 kg marijuana

THE Anti-Narcotics Cell of Pune police has seized 5.5 kg packaged marijuana balls,which was to be sold at colleges in the city among other places,police said on Monday. Based on a tip-off,a team led by inspector Sunil Tambe of the cell arrested Rajesh Ashok Raut (31) of Nana Peth. The team laid a trap on […]