Cannabis

Narcotics worth Rs 56 lakh hidden in parcel from Spain seized at Chennai airport, two arrested

The officials discovered 994 pink-coloured pills known as “Pink Punisher” MDMA or Ecstasy tablets.

Jul 18, 2021, 18:20 PM IST

Parcels from Netherlands, USA containing crystal meth, cannabis seized at Chennai airport

One of the parcels which came from Borculo, Netherlands contained 15 grams of crystal meth, while the other package from Oregon, United States contained 100 grams of ‘Hydro cannabis’.

Jul 05, 2021, 18:56 PM IST

Drinks, drugs up premature heart disease in youngsters: Study

The researcher pointed out that the use of cocaine and methamphetamine have been associated with faster cell aging and neurocognitive decline, with higher than average loss of grey matter. Recreational use of any substance was independently associated with a higher likelihood of premature and extremely premature heart disease, the team found.

Feb 16, 2021, 22:19 PM IST

Smoking cannabis reduces obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms by half in the short-term: Study

The researchers analysed data inputted into the Strainprint app by people who self-identified as having OCD, a condition characterised by intrusive, persistent thoughts and repetitive behaviours such as compulsively checking if a door is locked. 

Oct 20, 2020, 17:45 PM IST

Cannabis reduces OCD symptoms by half in the short-term, reveals study

The study also found that higher doses and cannabis with higher concentrations of CBD, or cannabidiol, were associated with larger reductions in compulsions.

Oct 20, 2020, 15:28 PM IST

Cannabis may encourage use of non-medical opioid, finds study

The study, published in the scientific journal Addiction, is among the first to test opioid substitution directly.

Oct 11, 2020, 19:32 PM IST

How cannabis ads, store location influence youth to use marijuana; check here

Advertising and location of cannabis retailers influence adolescents` intentions to use marijuana, according to a new study.

Oct 10, 2020, 02:33 AM IST

From US to Andhra via Foreign Post; 1.7kg cannabis worth 9 lakhs seized from sleeping bags

At a time when liquor shops across India are closed and tipplers are trying different ways an means to get a high, a parcel containing foreign Cannabis from the US was to reach an individual in Annavaram, East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. However, shortly after making its way to the Foreign Post Office in Chennai, the contraband was seized by Customs authorities. 

Apr 28, 2020, 07:47 AM IST

195 kg cannabis seized in Visakhapatnam, one held

One person was arrested and over 195 kilograms of cannabis worth 25 lakh was seized from his car here on Sunday.

Jul 21, 2019, 21:17 PM IST

Can medical cannabis help autistic kids?

Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an extensive developmental disorder that is expressed in almost all dimensions of the child`s development.

Feb 01, 2019, 15:43 PM IST

Even small amount of cannabis can alter brain: Study

Consuming just one or two joints seems to change grey matter volumes in the young adolescents.

Jan 15, 2019, 12:21 PM IST

Nepali man arrested with 1.5 kg cannabis

A Nepali man was arrested from Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district in possession with 1.5 kilograms of cannabis, Kullu police said on Saturday. 

Nov 10, 2018, 21:10 PM IST

Ganja now legal as Canada allows recreational use

The day was historic for the country as adult Canadians will be able to legally smoke recreational marijuana after nearly a century-long ban.

Oct 18, 2018, 10:02 AM IST

TMC leader Anubrata Mandal allegedly asks party workers to get BJP leader arrested on false case of possessing cannabis

The video went viral on Sunday night and kicked up a political storm in the state with the opposition accusing the ruling TMC of using the police to settle the score with the opposition.

Sep 04, 2018, 07:22 AM IST

Legal marijuana could help offset US opioid crisis: Study

Researchers have proposed that legalising marijuana for medicinal use could help offset the US' opioid epidemic, according to two studies.

Apr 03, 2018, 11:20 AM IST

Police arrest DU, JNU, Amity students on charges of drug trafficking

Nearly 1.140 kg of Cannabis and three LSD blot papers have been seized from the four students.

Dec 30, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine

They were also more likely to be rated as "improved" by their psychiatrist, the study found, and there were signs of better cognitive performance and functioning. 

Dec 15, 2017, 14:03 PM IST

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

Jammu and Kashmir: Six arrested with heroin, cannabis

Six people were arrested with heroin and cannabis from three districts of Jammu region, the police said today.

Dec 06, 2017, 13:02 PM IST

Cannabis use among teens related to attraction to other drugs: Study

A research finds that regular and occasional cannabis use as a teen is linked to a heightened risk of other illicit drug taking in early adulthood. And this pattern is also associated with harmful drinking and smoking

Jun 08, 2017, 16:37 PM IST