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Telling Numbers: 30 lakh under-18s consume alcohol, 20 lakh use cannabis

December 13, 2019 9:47 am

There are over 4 lakh Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS) users (0.18 per cent), followed by 2 lakh cocaine users (0.06 per cent) and 2 lakh users of hallucinogens (0.07 per cent).

Gujarat: Cannabis strain worth Rs 90 lakh seized from Hemp farmland in Amreli

November 16, 2019 8:18 pm

Hemp is a strain from the 'Cannabis Sativa' plant popularly known as marijuana and usually serves industrial purposes. However, hemp strains, although containing a lower level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has been used for intoxication.

Explained: Is hemp really a green miracle plant?

November 07, 2019 6:38 pm

Researchers suspect some of the hype originated with a hemp lobby that's been sloppy with the science in its struggle to get the plant legalized. Still, studies also suggest that, with investment, it could replace some less sustainable materials.

Manipur cabinet discusses legalisation of Cannabis in state

September 26, 2019 10:15 pm

While the meeting remained inconclusive to take a concrete decision, the matter has been deferred to be discussed in the next cabinet meeting.

Cannabis has medicinal uses, states can legalise if Centre revises Act: Tripura health minister

March 08, 2019 10:03 pm

Tripura’s erstwhile Left Front government came under heavy criticism from ruling BJP for allegedly encouraging cannabis cultivation during its 25-year-old rule which ended in March 2018.

IIIM Jammu to conduct first-ever study on cannabis benefits in India

November 24, 2018 12:14 pm

At a one-day conference on "Cannabis R&D in India" on Friday, Union Minister Dr Jitendera Singh said the government had granted a license to IIIM Jammu for the cultivation of cannabis for medical research and drug development.

Andhra Pradesh: Decline of Maoists in Araku gives rise to ganja cultivation

November 02, 2018 9:29 pm

Araku in Andhra Pradesh where two Telugu Desam Party leaders were shot dead by Maoists on September 23 is caught up in a deadly mix of ganja and Maoists.

After legalising cannabis, Canada's stores are struggling with a massive shortage

November 01, 2018 12:48 pm

The first weeks since the legalisation of cannabis have felt more like a soft opening with few retail outlets operating and rampant supply shortages.

Canada becomes the first industrialised nation to legalise cannabis

October 17, 2018 9:36 pm

Law enforcement going forward could be patchy. In August, Canada approved a device to detect levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabis's psychoactive element, in drivers' oral fluids.

Canada legalises recreational cannabis: All you need to know

October 17, 2018 12:01 pm

Canada legalises cannabis: The law prohibits advertising marijuana and selling pot through a vending machine or self-service display.