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World Cannabis Day 2022: Health benefits and risks involved of consuming weed
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World Cannabis Day 2022: Health benefits and risks involved of consuming weed

World Cannabis Day: As per experts, people have been using marijuana to treat their diseases for over 3,000 years.

Colombian president Iván Duque sees opportunity in cannabis, but not coca
World

Colombian president Iván Duque sees opportunity in cannabis, but not coca

Duque said the promotion of cannabis for medical and other purposes is “a different story” than cocaine, which among other things is terrible for the environment

World Anti-Doping Agency says it will review banned status of cannabis
Sports

World Anti-Doping Agency says it will review banned status of cannabis

World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe is among those who have backed calls for a cannabis review.

International Day against Drug Abuse: UN report shows opioid market showed resilience despite pandemic; key points
World

International Day against Drug Abuse: UN report shows opioid market showed resilience despite pandemic; key points

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for people across demographics worldwide. Hence, the findings of the UNODC in the context of the pandemic are significant

275 mn people used drugs, 36 mn affected by drug abuse worldwide in 2020: UN
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275 mn people used drugs, 36 mn affected by drug abuse worldwide in 2020: UN

In surveys of health professionals across 77 countries, 42 percent said cannabis use had increased.

US House votes to decriminalise cannabis at federal level, but Senate unlikely to pass Bill
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US House votes to decriminalise cannabis at federal level, but Senate unlikely to pass Bill

Opponents, mostly Republicans, called the Bill a 'hollow' political gesture and mocked Democrats for bringing it up when thousands of Americans are dying due to the coronavirus

Immunonutrition, cannabis extracts could prevent COVID-19 and aid recovery, says study
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Immunonutrition, cannabis extracts could prevent COVID-19 and aid recovery, says study

Researchers behind the study on immunonutrition said that a strong immune system is one that has a steady supply of nutrients to the T cells, B cells, the complement system and phagocytes

Rhea Chakraborty arrested by NCB: It's time India's debate on drugs came out of the closet
India

Rhea Chakraborty arrested by NCB: It's time India's debate on drugs came out of the closet

There’s no doubt whatsoever that some individuals suffer as a result of their use of narcotics — just as at least 260,000 people die each year because of alcohol abuse. Yet, prohibition has been proven, repeatedly, to do nothing other than corrupt law enforcement and enrich criminals.

Clint Eastwood sues companies selling CBD supplements over 'false' use of his name, image
Entertainment

Clint Eastwood sues companies selling CBD supplements over 'false' use of his name, image

The lawsuits filed by Clint Eastwood include allegations that companies have spread phony articles reporting the actor-director is quitting films to focus on a CBD business.

How to deal with a bhang hangover this Holi
Health

How to deal with a bhang hangover this Holi

Here are some of the things you should keep in mind if you are having bhang this Holi.

Medicinal marijuana may not help to improve sleep in the long run, but here are 10 things that can
Health

Medicinal marijuana may not help to improve sleep in the long run, but here are 10 things that can

Cannabis has some science-backed therapeutic uses, but new research shows that helping people fall asleep may not be one of them.

High times at the ISS: Agri-tech company to send cannabis, coffee to space to study microgravity's effects
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High times at the ISS: Agri-tech company to send cannabis, coffee to space to study microgravity's effects

After a month in space, they will be analysed and studied for gene mutation and reaction to microgravity.

Possible health benefits of using cannabis-based drugs
Health

Possible health benefits of using cannabis-based drugs

Governments around the world are beginning to concede the therapeutic value of Cannabis sativa, also known as marijuana, grass, weed, and pot.

CBD vape pods with cheap, illegal drugs are sending vapers to the hospital in the USA
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CBD vape pods with cheap, illegal drugs are sending vapers to the hospital in the USA

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many chemicals found in cannabis, a plant known more commonly as marijuana.

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'
India

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'

Accustomed to counter insurgency and curbing protests for the better part of the last three decades in Kashmir, tackling the drug menace has proven to be an uphill for the state police.

Earliest record of cannabis smoking found in China in 2,500-year old pots: Study
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Earliest record of cannabis smoking found in China in 2,500-year old pots: Study

Researchers have found earliest evidence of cannabis in tombs in a 2,500-year-old cemetery on the border of China.

Troubles yet to be over for Ness Wadia as Britannia Industries seeks legal opinion on his position after drug case
Business

Troubles yet to be over for Ness Wadia as Britannia Industries seeks legal opinion on his position after drug case

According to the report, the Sapporo District Court handed Ness a two-year prison sentence, which was suspended for five years.

Ness Wadia's arrest not to affect his position as director of board of companies, could lead to suspension of IPL team
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Ness Wadia's arrest not to affect his position as director of board of companies, could lead to suspension of IPL team

Ness Wadia, one of India's richest men, is believed to have been on a skiing trip in Japan when he was caught

Ness Wadia sentenced to two years in Japan prison for possessing 25g of cannabis; jail term suspended for five years
World

Ness Wadia sentenced to two years in Japan prison for possessing 25g of cannabis; jail term suspended for five years

Ness Wadia was detained with 25 grams of cannabis at New Chitose Airport in Japan. He sentence has been suspended for five years and he is back in India.

Consuming strong cannabis daily could send your risk of psychosis through the roof
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Consuming strong cannabis daily could send your risk of psychosis through the roof

Use of cannabis with a high concentration of THC has more harmful effects on mental health, study finds