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Uruguay looks to bolster cannabis industry, allow tourists to buy marijuana pot(REUTERS/Washington Alves)

Uruguay looks to bolster cannabis industry, allow tourists to buy marijuana pot

Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2021 09:51 PM IST
The aim isn’t to promote Uruguay as a destination for cannabis tourism but rather to steer tourists away from the black market and into the regulated marijuana market
The woman had been coaxed into peddling marijuana by her "drug supplier lover", said the police. (Reuters Photo/Representative image)
The woman had been coaxed into peddling marijuana by her "drug supplier lover", said the police. (Reuters Photo/Representative image)

Andhra woman, pushed into drug peddling by lover, held in Bengaluru

PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 02:59 PM IST
The woman confessed to the police that she came to Bengaluru city to deliver a package of marijuana during the lockdown.
NCB has said consuming weed through baked products is a new trend among youngsters and this is the first such case the agency busted. (Unsplash)
NCB has said consuming weed through baked products is a new trend among youngsters and this is the first such case the agency busted. (Unsplash)

Weed brownie being sold at Mumbai bakery, 3 held, says NCB

PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Cannabis edibles may affect people for a longer period than smoked cannabis, the Narcotics Control Bureau has said.
Amazon will also no longer screen its job applicants for marijuana use for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation, its consumer boss Dave Clark said in a blog post.(Reuters)
Amazon will also no longer screen its job applicants for marijuana use for any positions not regulated by the Department of Transportation, its consumer boss Dave Clark said in a blog post.(Reuters)

Amazon backs marijuana legalisation, drops weed testing for some jobs

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 06:15 AM IST
Amazon's public policy team will be actively supporting The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2021 (MORE Act), which seeks to legalize marijuana at the federal level, its consumer boss Dave Clark said in a blog post.
Cannabis ad on billboard, storefront leads to problematic marijuana use in teens(Photo by David Gabrić on Unsplash)
Cannabis ad on billboard, storefront leads to problematic marijuana use in teens(Photo by David Gabrić on Unsplash)

Cannabis ad on billboard, storefront leads to problematic marijuana use in teens

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 10:17 AM IST
According to a new research, teens who saw marijuana ad on billboards or storefront advertisements had seven times the odds of frequent cannabis use and nearly six times the odds of having symptoms of cannabis use disorder
At least 14 other states already allow residents to buy marijuana for recreational and not just medical use, but New York’s past efforts to pass marijuana legalization have failed in recent years.(Unsplash)
At least 14 other states already allow residents to buy marijuana for recreational and not just medical use, but New York’s past efforts to pass marijuana legalization have failed in recent years.(Unsplash)

New York lawmakers agree to legalize recreational marijuana

AP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Albany
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2021 09:37 PM IST
Democrats who now wield a veto-proof majority in the state Legislature have made passing it a priority this year, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration has estimated legalization could eventually bring the state about $350 million annually.
"The apparent increase in marijuana use among California adolescents after recreational marijuana legalization for adult use in 2016 is surprising given the steady downward trend in marijuana use during years before legalization."(Unsplash)
"The apparent increase in marijuana use among California adolescents after recreational marijuana legalization for adult use in 2016 is surprising given the steady downward trend in marijuana use during years before legalization."(Unsplash)

Teens more likely to use marijuana after its legalization for recreational use

ANI | , New Jersey [us]
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:04 AM IST
Researchers during a recent study found that adolescents who live in California may be more likely to use marijuana since adult recreational use of it was legalized in 2016.
Thailand targets tourism boost with marijuana meals, cosmetics(Pexels)
Thailand targets tourism boost with marijuana meals, cosmetics(Pexels)

Thailand targets tourism boost with marijuana meals, cosmetics

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:29 AM IST
The health and education ministries of Thailand, on Wednesday, announced that proper trainings will be given to people to make meals and cosmetics out of marijuana. The ministries are hoping to lure the foreign tourists with these products.
Marijuana use increases throughout the calendar year, with use up 13 per cent on average at the end of each year (2015-2019) compared to the beginning, according to a new study.(ANI)
Marijuana use increases throughout the calendar year, with use up 13 per cent on average at the end of each year (2015-2019) compared to the beginning, according to a new study.(ANI)

Study: Marijuana use drops at beginning of year, then climbs in summer, fall

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 01:03 PM IST
Marijuana use increases throughout the calendar year, with use up 13 per cent on average at the end of each year (2015-2019) compared to the beginning, according to a new study.
Fifteen US states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational use of marijuana, and over 30 states allow some form of the drug for medicinal purposes.(AP)
Fifteen US states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational use of marijuana, and over 30 states allow some form of the drug for medicinal purposes.(AP)

US House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:05 AM IST
It was the first time either chamber of Congress has voted to end the federal ban on marijuana since the drug was listed as a “controlled substance” in 1970.
HT Image
HT Image

NCB raids comedian Bharti Singh’s residence, seizes marijuana

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Manish K Pathak
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 03:17 PM IST
Fifteen states in the USA have now broadly legalized it, while 36 states allow medical marijuana.(AP)
Fifteen states in the USA have now broadly legalized it, while 36 states allow medical marijuana.(AP)

Americans across party lines, regions embrace marijuana

Helena | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:59 PM IST
The 2020 election helped prove how broadly accepted marijuana has become throughout the United States, with measures to legalize recreational pot also breezing to victory in progressive New Jersey, moderate Arizona and conservative Montana.
Image for representation.(File photo)
Image for representation.(File photo)

IRS official’s son held in Lucknow for marijuana seizure in Delhi

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 08:39 AM IST
A senior NCB official said the consignee made the payment through bitcoins and came in contact with the US-based consignor through an Instagram account.
The accused allegedly made the payment through bitcoins and came in contact with the US-based consignor through an Instagram account.(Representative image/REUTERS)
The accused allegedly made the payment through bitcoins and came in contact with the US-based consignor through an Instagram account.(Representative image/REUTERS)

NCB arrests IRS official’s son in Lucknow for sourcing curated marijuana from US

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:34 PM IST
An official of the Narcotics Control Bureau claimed that the accused admitted that he used to import such parcels on a regular basis for the last one-and-a-half years for himself and his friends.
Rhea Chakraborty has claimed Sushant Singh Rajput used to take marijuana even before he met her.
Rhea Chakraborty has claimed Sushant Singh Rajput used to take marijuana even before he met her.

Rhea Chakraborty: ‘Sushant Singh Rajput used to smoke marijuana, it started during Kedarnath’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:08 PM IST
Rhea Chakraborty has said Sushant Singh Rajput used to take marijuana even before he met her as he was’ a man of his own choices and nobody could stop him’.
Spencer Boston reached in his pocket, pulled out a marijuana cigarette.(Twitter)
Spencer Boston reached in his pocket, pulled out a marijuana cigarette.(Twitter)

Man charged with marijuana possession lights up joint in courtroom

LEBANON, Tennessee | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Boston reached in his pocket, pulled out a marijuana cigarette, lit it, smoked it and was immediately taken into custody.
The study, published in the Journal of Health Economics, is among the first to focus on medical marijuana legislation and what impact that has on people.(Shutterstock)
The study, published in the Journal of Health Economics, is among the first to focus on medical marijuana legislation and what impact that has on people.(Shutterstock)

Legalising medical marijuana may lead to more sex

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, New York
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Previous studies have shown some connection between marijuana use and increased sexual activity as they found that daily marijuana users experience 20 per cent more sex than those who have never used cannabis.
The study has found a link between parents’ past use of marijuana to their children’s use of and attitudes toward alcohol and marijuana, other problematic behaviours, and school achievement.(Unsplash)
The study has found a link between parents’ past use of marijuana to their children’s use of and attitudes toward alcohol and marijuana, other problematic behaviours, and school achievement.(Unsplash)

Consumption of marijuana by parents influences child’s substance use habits, problematic behaviour and achievements

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2019 08:27 AM IST
The study has found a link between parents’ past use of marijuana to their children’s use of and attitudes toward alcohol and marijuana, other problematic behaviours, and school achievement.
A truck was bringing the drug from Andhra Pradesh.(Reuters image (Representative))
A truck was bringing the drug from Andhra Pradesh.(Reuters image (Representative))

Marijuana worth Rs 2.4 crore seized in Delhi’s Najafgarh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 11:17 PM IST
The drug was stuffed in 32 gunny bags which were hidden behind another set of bags containing straw, said BK Singh, deputy commissioner of police (crime branch).
The researchers also noted that the effects of edible THC varied based on the subject’s sex.(Unsplash)
The researchers also noted that the effects of edible THC varied based on the subject’s sex.(Unsplash)

How safe is it to consume marijuana?

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Washington D.c.
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:44 PM IST
The study opens the door to additional studies that will help shed light on behavioural and physiological effects that occur in people when they eat food infused with marijuana.
The police arrested a 50-year-old woman late Friday in Sirhaul for allegedly possessing 3.6 kilograms of marijuana. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
The police arrested a 50-year-old woman late Friday in Sirhaul for allegedly possessing 3.6 kilograms of marijuana. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Gurugram woman held with 3.6 kg of marijuana

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 05:57 PM IST
According to the police, the woman allegedly procured the banned substance from Bihar and peddled it in smaller quantities. The woman had procured the consignment for Rs 52,000 and sold it at Rs 100 per 10 grams.
(REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

510kg of marijuana seized in Delhi, two held

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 12:38 PM IST
The arrested have been identified as Sube Singh,31, from Haryana’s Ballabhgarh, and Deepak,34, a resident of Delhi’s Okhla.
Kanav Ahuja (in blue T-shirt) and his accomplice Jaspreet Singh were arrested near Noida Sector 78 .(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Kanav Ahuja (in blue T-shirt) and his accomplice Jaspreet Singh were arrested near Noida Sector 78 .(Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)

To repay loan, Australian varsity graduate sold marijuana to college students in Noida; held

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Shafaque Alam
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 12:27 PM IST
The accused, identified as Kanav Ahuja who is a resident of Sarita Vihar in Delhi, was living in a rented accommodation in Supertech Capetown, Sector 74, police said. He had studied at an Australian university till 2017, before returning to India to explore business opportunities.
The self-styled sadhu grew the cannabis plants on a tract of land that was donated to him to set up an ashram at Nevale village in Boisar .(HT Photo)
The self-styled sadhu grew the cannabis plants on a tract of land that was donated to him to set up an ashram at Nevale village in Boisar .(HT Photo)

81-yr-old self-styled sadhu held for growing marijuana in his backyard in Boisar

Hindustan Times, Palghar | By Ram Parmar, Palghar
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2019 10:33 AM IST
The accused, Indradev Ramkishoredas Bajgovind claimed that marijuana helped him with meditation and in controlling his carnal desires, a police officer said.
Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action, which is also under consideration in neighboring Malaysia.(AP)
Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action, which is also under consideration in neighboring Malaysia.(AP)

Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana

BANGKOK | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2018 01:47 PM IST
The Thai legislation passed its final reading at the National Legislative Assembly by a vote of 166-0 with 13 abstentions.
According to the police, they were tipped off that the accused would be passing by the Spice Mall in Sector 25A in a white car.(HT Photo)
According to the police, they were tipped off that the accused would be passing by the Spice Mall in Sector 25A in a white car.(HT Photo)

50kg marijuana worth Rs 20 lakh seized after encounter in Noida Sector 54; four held

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 03:34 PM IST
According to the police, while four people were arrested, two others managed to flee. Two pistols were also recovered from the accused.
The study examined a total of 2.3 million hospitalisations among people who used marijuana recreationally among which 32,231 had a stroke including 19,452 with acute ischemic stroke - sudden loss of blood circulation to an area of the brain.(Shutterstock)
The study examined a total of 2.3 million hospitalisations among people who used marijuana recreationally among which 32,231 had a stroke including 19,452 with acute ischemic stroke - sudden loss of blood circulation to an area of the brain.(Shutterstock)

Smoking marijuana may increase stroke risk

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 12:27 PM IST
According to the researchers from the University of Toronto, there are over 80 million people currently living with the effects of stroke globally.
People in Toronto gather at a local concert venue to watch the “bud drop” at the stroke of midnight, in celebration of the legalization of recreational cannabis use on October 17, 2018 in Canada.(AP)
People in Toronto gather at a local concert venue to watch the “bud drop” at the stroke of midnight, in celebration of the legalization of recreational cannabis use on October 17, 2018 in Canada.(AP)

Canada legalises marijuana, becomes world’s largest pot marketplace

Toronto | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 02:02 PM IST
Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001 and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has spent two years working toward expanding that to include recreational marijuana.
Children of mothers who use marijuana are likely to try it sooner in their life.(Unsplash)
Children of mothers who use marijuana are likely to try it sooner in their life.(Unsplash)

Children of mothers who use marijuana are more likely to try it early

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2018 02:56 PM IST
In a shifting regulatory environment in which we expect adult marijuana use to become more normative, developing a deeper and more nuanced understanding of social risk factors for early initiation is a critical step in intervention design and delivery.
Uday Chopra has starred in films such as in films like Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Dhoom, Neal 'n' Nikki and Pyaar Impossible.
Uday Chopra has starred in films such as in films like Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Mujhse Dosti Karoge!, Dhoom, Neal 'n' Nikki and Pyaar Impossible.

Uday Chopra wants India to legalise marijuana, clarifies he doesn’t use it

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Uday Chopra has tweeted that it makes economic sense for India to legalise marijuana, and says that the country has a history with the plant.
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