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People likely to try drugs for the first time during summer

First-time users may be unfamiliar with the effects of various drugs, so it is important to first understand when people are most likely to start these behaviours.

Jul 23, 2019, 15:50 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

Thailand legalises marijuana for medical use

This makes Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia to allow the use of medical marijuana. 

Dec 26, 2018, 06:47 AM IST

New Zealand to hold referendum on recreational marijuana use

The New Zealand Parliament on December 11 approved the medical use of cannabis, which will soon be available in the country with a prescription for patients with chronic pain.

Dec 18, 2018, 11:48 AM IST

India should legalise marijuana: Uday Chopra

Uday was last seen on the silver screen in 2013 as Ali in the third installment of the "Dhoom" franchise".

Sep 14, 2018, 13:04 PM IST

Canadian Senate approves marijuana legalisation bill

The government will have to decide whether to approve, reject or modify the changes before returning the bill back to the Senate for another vote.

Jun 08, 2018, 10:20 AM IST

Oprah Winfrey has 'smoked a little marijuana', says Gayle King

Oprah Winfrey's close friend Gayle King has revealed that the media mogul occasionally enjoys smoking marijuana.

May 14, 2018, 00:14 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

Smoking marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes

According to the researchers, cannabis use is associated with an increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-cigarette smokers.

Mar 28, 2018, 15:38 PM IST

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

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 09, 2017, 23:52 PM IST