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Thailand makes marijuana legal but not for smoking
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Thailand makes marijuana legal but not for smoking

Some Thai advocates celebrated by buying marijuana at a cafe that had previously been limited to selling products made from the parts of the plant that do not get people high

Thailand makes it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana for medical use
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Thailand makes it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana for medical use

The government has said it is promoting cannabis for medical use only, warning those eager to light up for fun that smoking in public could still considered to be a nuisance subject to a potential 3-month sentence and 25,000 Thai baht ($780) fine

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.

Can cannabis prevent COVID-19? Maybe, but here’s why smoking weed won’t help
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Can cannabis prevent COVID-19? Maybe, but here’s why smoking weed won’t help

A recent study found that two cannabinoid acids commonly found in hemp varietals of cannabis bind onto the coronavirus’ spike protein, preventing it from causing infection

Online drug trade more serious than cybercrime, will not be tolerated in state, says Narottam Mishra
India

Online drug trade more serious than cybercrime, will not be tolerated in state, says Narottam Mishra

The Madhya Pradesh home minister has said that there are no guidelines for online businesses and hence the state will make one

From cocaine to heroin and LSD, common party drugs being consumed by youths
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From cocaine to heroin and LSD, common party drugs being consumed by youths

Young people, nowadays, not only consume plant-based drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, and heroin, but have also switched to synthetic drugs including MDMA and ketamine

Woman claims she treated lung cancer with cannabis oil; doctors find her tumour shrank by 76%
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Woman claims she treated lung cancer with cannabis oil; doctors find her tumour shrank by 76%

Past studies have shown that cannabinoids can interact with signalling pathways in cells, including cancer cells. They have been studied for use as a primary cancer treatment, but the results have been inconsistent

Explainer: Olympics are harder on marijuana consumption than pro sports leagues
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Explainer: Olympics are harder on marijuana consumption than pro sports leagues

In the aftermath of American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson testing positive for marijuana consumption, an explainer on different treatment at Olympics and in pro sports leagues.

'Joints for jabs': Washington allows marijuana stores to offer free pot to promote COVID vaccinations
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'Joints for jabs': Washington allows marijuana stores to offer free pot to promote COVID vaccinations

Licensed adult-use marijuana retail shops can give away a single pre-rolled joint to anyone over 21 who gets a shot at an on-site vaccine clinic held by 12 July

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

Firoz Nadiadwala's wife Shabana Saeed arrested by NCB after contraband found at residence
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Firoz Nadiadwala's wife Shabana Saeed arrested by NCB after contraband found at residence

NCB Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede told PTI that Firoz Nadiadwala was summoned by the anti-drugs agency earlier in the day, but he failed to appear.

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

Rhea Chakraborty arrested: With no drugs found in her possession, NCB action travesty of law; media behaviour tramples on human dignity
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Rhea Chakraborty arrested: With no drugs found in her possession, NCB action travesty of law; media behaviour tramples on human dignity

Comparison of Sanjay Dutt’s case with Rhea’s is a glaring contrast: the actor was caught with drugs.

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

Drones to be deployed to destroy hidden marijuana plantations; Centre to offer alternative crop to cultivators
India

Drones to be deployed to destroy hidden marijuana plantations; Centre to offer alternative crop to cultivators

The Centre has decided to deploy drones to destroy marijuana plantations before the crop is harvested and finds its way into the hands of the drug cartels

Possible health benefits of using cannabis-based drugs
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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.

Drug addiction is a medical problem: Here's how you can help someone who's dependent on a psychoactive substance
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Drug addiction is a medical problem: Here's how you can help someone who's dependent on a psychoactive substance

Recognising the signs in a loved one or a friend can be the first, and perhaps the most important step, to getting them the assistance they need.

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.