`Skunk-like` weed risks your brain

The study found that frequent use of high potency cannabis was linked to significantly higher mean-diffusivity (MD), a marker of damage in white matter structure.

High-potency cannabis kills white matter in brain

Smoking high-potency cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, researchers warn.

Marijuana use in US doubled in past decade

Marijuana use disorders also increased substantially, from 1.5 percent of the adult population in 2001-2002 to 2.8 percent in 2012-2013. 

Marijuana may not be `gateway` drug

Contradicting the common belief that weed is a gateway drug, a researcher has claimed that smoking pot does not necessarily cause addiction to other drugs.

Croatia legalises cannabis for medicinal use

 The Croatian government on Thursday legalised the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, which may be prescribed to patients suffering from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy or AIDS.

Australian state to grow cannabis for medical reason

The Victorian state of Australia is preparing to grow marijuana in a bid to treat a plethora of serious medical illnesses.

Mexican girl paves way to using medical cannabis legally

 Grace is eight years old with a rare disease that makes her suffer 400 epileptic convulsions every day. She doesn't know it, but her case is making history in Mexico following a judge's decision to allow import of a cannabis derivative for her treatment.

It’s official! US confirms marijuana does kill cancer cells

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: After a series of laboratory tests and speculations, scientists from the National Cancer Institute (US Department of Health) have confirmed that cannabis, or marijuana, does kill cancer cells.

Amanda Seyfried calls for cannabis to be legalised
Amanda Seyfried calls for cannabis to be legalised

Actress Amanda Seyfried says she thinks cannabis is a "wonderful thing" and has called for it to be legalised in the US.

Amanda Seyfried calls for cannabis to be legalised

Actress Amanda Seyfried says she thinks cannabis is a "wonderful thing" and has called for it to be legalised in the US.

Delhi Police seize over four quintals of cannabis

 Delhi Police on Saturday seized over four quintals of cannabis (gaanja).

Eight arrested over Albania `cannabis kingdom` shootout

Police arrested eight people overnight Saturday in connection with a deadly shootout in an Albanian village known as a "cannabis kingdom" for its industrial-scale production of the drug.

Man held with 3.5 kgs of cannabis in Jammu

Police have arrested a man with 3.5 kgs of cannabis in Jammu, winter capital city of the state, a police officer said Thursday.

50 kg of cannabis seized in West Bengal

Fifty kilograms of ganja (cannabis) was seized from West Bengal's Murshidabad district while it was being smuggled to Bangladesh, a Border Security Force (BSF) officer said on Saturday.

J&K cop arrested with cannabis

A police constable has been arrested with 100 grams of cannabis in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Through the haze, Paris protesters call for fresh cannabis laws

 Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

BSF seizes cannabis along Bangladesh border

 Border Security Force personnel seized 6.5 kg of cannabis while it was being smuggled from West Bengal into Bangladesh, an officer said on Wednesday.

Substance abuse common among street children: Study

Tobacco and alcohol followed by cannabis and inhalants, sedatives, heroin and opium are the most common items of substance abuse among children on streets, according to a study by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

Call for drug tests after New Zealand balloon tragedy

 Adventure aviation operators should face random drug tests, a New Zealand coroner said Thursday, after finding the pilot of a balloon that crashed killing 11 people was a "chronic cannabis user".

Cannabis use may lead to false memories

Even as the medicinal values of cannabis are hotly debated the world over, chronic use of the drug can make you remember things that actually never happened, warns a study.