marijuana

Mike Tyson to open 40-acre marijuana farm in California

Mike Tyson to open 40-acre marijuana farm in California

 Boxing legend Mike Tyson will open a marijuana ranch in the southern California with the state legalising the sale of non-medical marijuana on the first day of 2018.

Jan 04, 2018, 12:58 PM IST
Medical marijuana carries no health risks, isn't addictive: WHO

Medical marijuana carries no health risks, isn't addictive: WHO

 Had health officials chosen to make medical marijuana illegal, it would have banned physicians from prescribing medical marijuana across the world.

Dec 15, 2017, 10:34 AM IST
Marijuana use not helpful in tackling opioid addiction, says study

Marijuana use not helpful in tackling opioid addiction, says study

Patients in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction believe that using marijuana helps them with their pain and mood symptoms.
 

Dec 04, 2017, 17:00 PM IST
Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang claims AFI told him to drop out of London World Championships

Javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang claims AFI told him to drop out of London World Championships

Kang, who became the first Indian javelin thrower to reach the final round of a World Championships last week in London, returned positive for marijuana in an in-competition test conducted by NADA during the Indian Grand Prix in May 15.

Aug 16, 2017, 21:05 PM IST
Maneka Gandhi recommends legalising marijuana for medical purposes

Maneka Gandhi recommends legalising marijuana for medical purposes

Many developed countries such as USA, Canada and Australia have legalised marijuana for medical purpose

Jul 30, 2017, 18:55 PM IST

Narcotics dept seizes 314 kg of ganja in Kolkata, two persons arrested

"A total of 314 kg of ganja, worth approximately Rs 35 lakh, was seized from a pick-up truck from South Kolkata's Taratala Road on Tuesday morning," the NCB official said.

 

Jul 18, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
Consumption of marijuana may up risk of psychosis in teenagers

Consumption of marijuana may up risk of psychosis in teenagers

A new study has found that daily consumption of marijuana may increase the risk of having recurrent psychotic in teenagers by 159 per cent.

Jul 07, 2017, 23:38 PM IST
Marijuana use may increase gum disease risk

Marijuana use may increase gum disease risk

Periodontal exams focus on a patient's gum tissue and connection to the teeth. 

May 30, 2017, 00:43 AM IST
Frequent recreational use of cannabis doubles the risk of gum disease

Frequent recreational use of cannabis doubles the risk of gum disease

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory reaction to a bacterial infection below the gum line. 

May 27, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
Marijuana use linked to poorer school performance

Marijuana use linked to poorer school performance

The human brain actively develops until a person reaches his or her early twenties. 

May 13, 2017, 00:54 AM IST
Marijuana can reverse memory loss and improve cognitive skills

Marijuana can reverse memory loss and improve cognitive skills

The study could pave the way for slowing brain ageing or treating dementia in humans.

May 09, 2017, 23:52 PM IST
Prenatal cocaine exposure increases drug abuse risk among teens

Prenatal cocaine exposure increases drug abuse risk among teens

The study showed that in utero exposure to cocaine doubles the risk of tobacco and marijuana use as early as age 15 and substance abuse by 17.

May 03, 2017, 22:43 PM IST
Marijuana helps epilepsy patients combat intolerable medication effects

Marijuana helps epilepsy patients combat intolerable medication effects

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Mar 11, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
Heads up college students! Boozing, marijuana linked to poor grades

Heads up college students! Boozing, marijuana linked to poor grades

The findings suggested that despite no differences in pre-college scores, the students who were medium-to-high users of both substances not only had a lower predicted college GPA on average by the end of the first semester, but continued to achieve lower GPAs throughout the two years of the study.

Mar 09, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
Smoking marijuana in teens may affect verbal IQ

Smoking marijuana in teens may affect verbal IQ

 Conversely, the early users also had good verbal skills and vocabulary.

Jan 27, 2017, 00:12 AM IST
Irritable bowel syndrome: Marijuana chewing gum can cure IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome: Marijuana chewing gum can cure IBS

CBD - a key property in marijuana- could ease the colon spasms that seem to be the root cause of symptoms.

Jan 23, 2017, 10:42 AM IST
Marijuana could help treat alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health

Marijuana could help treat alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health

A new study has revealed that marijuana could help to treat alcoholics, people who are addicted to drugs and those who are suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety.

Nov 16, 2016, 22:46 PM IST
Legitimacy of marijuana makes Miley Cyrus content amidst Donald Trump’s victory

Legitimacy of marijuana makes Miley Cyrus content amidst Donald Trump’s victory

Miley Cyrus gets a ray of hope amidst the dismal election results after marijuana got a legal stamp in California 

Nov 10, 2016, 17:02 PM IST

High approval for cannabis, other measures in US vote

Voters in four states were asked to decide on measures linked to gun control.

Nov 09, 2016, 13:01 PM IST

Early use of weed may lower IQ, affect brain function

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the world. 

Oct 06, 2016, 14:01 PM IST