Items tagged with india and cannabis

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Govt. has ignored benefits of cannabis, claims plea in HC [19.07.2019] There is not a single document which shows that cannabis is lethal to human, a social cause litigation has claimed before the Delhi High Court in its ...
Legalising cannabis could be one solution to India’s agrarian distress [31.05.2019] In the past decade, there’s been a sea change with respect to the global attitude to cannabis. India, however, is completely out of step with this gl ...
These are the countries most likely to legalize weed next [17.04.2019] In October 2018, Canada became the second country after Uruguay—and the first G7 nation—to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Led by Prime Mi ...
Boheco: This cannabis startup is weeding out the high notes for a Hemp economy [16.04.2019] Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO), is a first mover in the industrial hemp and medicinal cannabis’ space in India. Boheco slowly started making inroads in ...
Fair(er) Trade Options for the Cannabis Market [21.03.2019] Policy changes over the past five years or so have dramatically reshaped the global cannabis market. Not only has there been an unprecedented boom in ...
Drug policy in India: Key developments since the UNGASS 2016 [20.02.2019] This paper outlines the key drug policy developments in India since the UNGASS Outcome Document was adopted in 2016, which highlights health and huma ...
Legalising cannabis cultivation — the dilemma remains [17.11.2018] Faced with a surge to remove medicinal marijuana from the list of banned drugs and permit cannabis cultivation has the Himachal Government in a catch ...
Green gold rush: Thailand, Malaysia race to legalise medical marijuana [12.11.2018] Asia has the toughest penalties against drug use and trafficking but the legal landscape is shifting in several countries where cannabis once deemed ...
Is India losing out on a ready-to-boom cannabis market by not legalising its use? [06.10.2018] Just about everybody smokes cannabis in India. Hush, not a word to anybody. We will all be arrested. It’s a democratic, egalitarian weed loved by cop ...
Seek drug reform within international law: Tom Blickman [01.10.2018] Dating back to the latter part of 1800s, precisely in 1894-95, the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission consisting of medical experts of Indian and British o ...
Andhra Pradesh's north eastern hilly belt fast becoming cannabis capital of India [02.09.2018] Paderu is the main town in the area and the cannabis produced in the entire belt is popularly called Paderu ganja. This region is quickly becoming th ...
Gandhi’s plea to legalise soft drugs gains support [30.08.2018] MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi’s demand for legalising soft drugs, including poppy husk, opium and marijuana, is gaining ground. Earlier, the idea was endor ...
Biplab Deb’s push for cannabis-free Tripura triggers exodus of farmers, they call for legalisation [24.08.2018] Over the years, better processing systems, well-planned smuggling routes and a bigger corridor from Assam to Bangladesh helped fuel a parallel cannab ...
Cannabis to give a ‘high’ to Himachal textiles [11.08.2018] The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to explore the industrial possibilities with hemp, a variety of cannabis, to produce yarn for making clot ...
Legalising marijuana: An intoxicating affair [17.06.2018] Cannabis, hemp, pot, ganja, bhang – call it what you wish, but there’s no denying that the venerable, yet also reviled, plant has been endemic to the ...
When will weed be legalised in India? [20.04.2018] The Great Legalisation Movement - India (GLM) was founded in Bengaluru in 2014, with the aim of legalising cannabis and hemp production. The movement ...
CAG raps Odisha govt. for weak enforcement in drug trafficking [27.03.2018] Though illegal cultivation of hemp over 9,548 acres were destroyed during the past three years in Odisha, the enforcement agencies managed to arrest ...
Hemp without the high: Legal side still smoky, but cannabis startups eye areas from fabric to medicine [20.02.2018] In April 2017, when the Central government and the Ministry of Health and Welfare issued the first-ever research licence to grow cannabis to the Coun ...
Check benefits of cannabis, Prime Minister’s office tells health ministry [17.02.2018] As demands for the legalisation of cannabis or hemp gather momentum, the Prime Minister’s Office asked the ministry of health and family welfare (MoH ...
How legalising cannabis can help India ease some of its economic burden [01.02.2018] Two Indian cities – New Delhi and Mumbai – have emerged among the top 10 in the world with the highest consumption of cannabis/marijuana. According t ...
India’s cannabis hot-spot experiments with alternative livelihoods [31.01.2018] According to the Institute for Narcotics Studies and Analysis (INSA), a Delhi-based think tank, Malana has 351 families involved in making hashish. T ...
Youngsters try to weed out taboo [22.01.2018] Should marijuana be legalised? Medical experts may be divided in their opinion on the subject, but many youngsters are citing examples from abroad to ...
Mumbaiites fight to legalise marijuana [27.12.2017] The Bangalore-based founder of the Great Legalisation Movement (GLM), Viki Vaurora, wrote to the Prime Minister asking him to legalise hemp — leaves ...
You want ganja to be legal in India? These MPs want it too [15.12.2017] There are many issues Indian lawmakers need to discuss in the Winter Session of Parliament includes a private member’s bill to legalise cannabis. Dha ...
Organised cultivation of cannabis matter of concern: High court [06.12.2017] Even as the Himachal Pradesh high court has expressed concern over organised cultivation of cannabis in the higher reaches of Kullu district, its wil ...
For want of other options, charas sustains this village in Kullu [31.10.2017] From children as young as five to those in their sixties, Malana’s villagers are busy doing what they always do this time of the year: extracting cha ...
This Telangana village has been growing and selling ganja for decades, now busted by cops [28.09.2017] For decades farmers in Lakshmipuram village in Telangana have been harvesting ganja as a cash crop and selling them in open bazaars, unperturbed that ...
Drones used to map ganja cultivation areas [19.09.2017] A major offensive against ganja cultivation was launched jointly by the Police and the Prohibition and Excise Departments in the Agency areas of Visa ...
Should marijuana be legalised? [11.08.2017] In the Indian context, marijuana is mostly considered as being of recreational use, but it is not just that. Recreational use is probably true for no ...
Marijuana on high ground [07.08.2017] The demand for medical marijuana has been gaining ground in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district, home to the world's best-quality "weed". Though illega ...
Odisha is ganja’s ground zero [30.05.2017] Hemp grows illegally in vast stretches of Odisha’s inaccessible forested regions, making it one of the top cannabis-producing States in India. The pl ...
The intoxicating drug of an Indian god [17.03.2017] Although the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985 prohibits the production, sale and consumption of certain parts of the cannabis p ...
The village where cannabis is the only livelihood [03.12.2016] For centuries, the villagers have been growing the plant that has made Malana one of the world's top stoner destinations, and a battleground – at lea ...
Why the Parliament must carefully consider a private members’ bill to decriminalise natural drugs [03.11.2016] In the coming session of the Parliament of India, Dharam Vira Gandhi, a member of parliament from Patiala, will table a private member’s bill to amen ...
Bill for legalised supply of opium, marijuana cleared for Parliament [01.11.2016] A proposed legislation to legalise and start regulated supply of traditional intoxicants such as opium and cannabis is likely to be placed in front o ...
NCB destroys 62 acres of cannabis crop, 'innocent' villagers seek compensation [26.09.2016] In an indication of the extent of illegal cultivation of marijuana in the hills of Uttarakhand, sleuths from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) have ...
Legalise soft drugs like marijuana, opium to wean away addicts: Punjab MP [17.08.2016] Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP from Patiala Dr Dharamvira Gandhi wants the Centre to legalise the use of drugs like opium and marijuana to discou ...
Dr Gandhi to move Bill to legalise recreational drugs [12.07.2016] Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi said that he was working on an amendment to Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act 1985 of India to leg ...
High hopes: Punjab's Swaraj Party wants to decriminalise opium & cannabis [01.07.2016] The Swaraj Party has advocated decriminalisation of organic drugs, such as poppy husk, opium and cannabis, by bringing out a suitable amendment in th ...
The history of cannabis and international control [02.03.2016] This timeline draws on The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition, a report that described the history of international control, how cannabis was i ...
Scholars, politicians kick off debate on legalising drug sale [05.02.2016] With less than a year before the Assembly elections, several civil society activists, scholars and politicians — for the first time — have joined han ...
See inside the Himalayan villages that grow cannabis [31.01.2016] Cannabis is illegal in India, but many villagers have turned to charas manufacturing out of financial necessity. “Nearly 400 of the 640 districts in ...
Make cannabis consumption legal; ban is turning people alcoholic [10.12.2015] Tathagata Satpathy, the BJD’s chief whip in the Lok Sabha, called for legalisation of cannabis consumption. It was not the first time the four-time M ...
Multi-agency squad smashes illegal hemp cultivation in Odisha [30.10.2015] With the help of multi-agency squad comprising excise, revenue and forest officials, the Odisha police have destroyed over 3600 acres of hemp cultiva ...
Cannabis cultivation to be legalised in Uttarakhand albeit for industry [12.10.2015] Resident of the small mountain state Uttarakhand will now be able to take up cultivation of cannabis purely for industrial purposes. According to off ...
Legalizing cannabis in India: Is it time the Parliament starts talking about it? [24.08.2015] There have been a lot of arguments for decriminalizing marijuana consumption from multiple reports in the Times of India to online petitions and Face ...
Cannabis ban is elitist. It should go: Tathagata Satpathy [28.03.2015] BJD chief whip in Lok Sabha (India's lower house in parliament) Tathagata Satpathy recently admitted on social media that he smoked cannabis in his y ...
Is it legal to get high on bhang in India? [05.03.2015] For centuries bhang – which is a paste created by grinding cannabis leaves – has been mixed in milk, laddoos or pakoras as a special treat with a kic ...
Drug policy in India [14.02.2015] India’s response to drugs flows along an extraordinary spectrum – of tradition and modernity; of widespread availability and stringent enforcement; o ...
Dynamics of ganja cultivation in Manipur [16.08.2014] In the absence of alternative means of livelihood, ganja cultivation for decades has been the mainstay of livelihood for many families in the backwar ...
The Rise and Decline of Cannabis Prohibition [10.03.2014] The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. In this report the Transnat ...
Bom Bhole! [19.01.2014] In India, from 1985 onwards, when cannabis cultivation and possession was crimi­nalised under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) ...
Illegal cannabis and opium cultivation ride high in Parvati Valley in HP [29.03.2013] "You want to buy charas? Hashish? Top quality," are invariably the first words you will hear in Malana. Tucked safely away on the highest mountains f ...
Cannabis and the 1961 Convention [12.03.2013] Over the past years, there have been some soft and hard defections on cannabis control. It is now time to discuss alternatives that are based on fact ...
A more enlightened approach to intoxicants should legalise marijuana [12.11.2012] With two US states - Washington and Colorado - voting to legalise the recreational use of marijuana, a similar liberal approach towards mild intoxica ...
The joint campaign: Should we not legalize recreational use of cannabis? [09.11.2012] What two American states, Washington and Colorado, have decided to do - legalize recreational use of marijuana - was the norm in India until 1985. Al ...
On the Frontline of Northeast India [01.03.2011] Conflict and underdevelopment in the region have contributed to drug consumption and production, and are hampering access to treatment, care and supp ...
The development of international drug control [01.02.2011] The emergence of more pragmatic and less punitive approaches to the drugs issue may represent the beginning of change in the current global drug cont ...
European Cannabis Policies Under Attack [01.04.2002] A strong attack against the European practice of 'leniency' regarding cannabis use and possession took place at the United Nations Commission on Narc ...

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