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CBD to reopen library and jogging track – Times of India

Nashik: The Cantonment Board Deolali (CBD) will reopen the library and the jogging track from Monday due to drop in the number of Covid-19 cases in Deolali Camp.However, the CBD has put up certain conditions for citizens to visit these places.Wearing masks will be compulsory for all those visiting the library and the jogging track. Nobody from the containment zone will be allowed to enter these places. Those violating such norms would be slapped with a fine.Senior officials of the CBD said it will also be mandatory for citizens to have the Swachhata app and the Aroyga Setu app on […]

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Cannabis: The other prohibition – The Indian Express

Written by Khagesh Gautam | Updated: November 3, 2020 8:29:06 pm Cannabis samples inside a laboratory facility in Lesotho. (Bloomberg Photo: Waldo Swiegers) Written by Khagesh Gautam and Yashowardhan Tiwari Cannabis use for religious-spiritual, medicinal, and personal purposes has been an important part of Hindu culture and society. The weight of scholarly opinion seeking the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal, and recreational/personal use has seen an upward trend. This trend may fairly be seen as the culmination of more than a half-century-long debate around its criminalisation. One of the key arguments favouring legalisation has been the economic argument — allowing […]

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‘Found charas, cannabis oil’: NCB raids residence of Deepika Padukone’s manager – The Indian Express

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: October 27, 2020 8:38:31 pm Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone outside NCB office in Mumbai last month (File) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Tuesday raided the Versova residence of actor Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash, where it claimed to have found 1.7 grams of charas and at least two bottles of cannabis (CBD) oil . Prakash had earlier been questioned by NCB in connection with the FIR that had been registered in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput case. “Prakash’s name cropped up during the questioning of one of the paddlers arrested by […]

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The Unfolding Tragedy of India’s Vape Prohibition – Filter

Born and raised in Mumbai, Aditi Sharma now lives in Pune, a sprawling city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, and works long, odd hours at a popular English-language daily newspaper. After watching her husband, another longtime smoker, use an open-system vape to get himself off combustible cigarettes, she decided to give it a go, too. Eventually, the effort stuck. She felt healthier. She could exercise more easily. She didn’t smell of smoke. But whenever the New York Times publishes a new article about JUUL, Sharma has to defend vaping to her newsroom. Her peers are well aware that […]

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Cannabis: Why seed industry estimates that India will lose $25 billion business in the next five years – BusinessLine

The Indian seed industry estimates that India has a $25-billion cannabis (marijuana) business in the next five years and the government must allow research and development and export of cannabis seeds to countries where it is being used for making biofuels, bio-plastic and in the pharma industry. If not cultivation, the government must permit the seed industry to carry out cannabis research and development that will help to curb bio-piracy and genetic contamination said Indra Shekhar Singh, Director – Policy and Outreach, National Seed Association of India (NSAI) speaking to BusinessLine. Medicinal value “Cannabis is in huge demand in the […]

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IPL 2020 | Aaron Finch spotted vaping in RCB dressing room during RR tie – WATCH – India TV News

Image Source : IPLT20.COM/HOTSTAR Aaron Finch vaping It was indeed a tense finish at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday with Royal Challengers Bangalore’s soul AB de Villiers at the helm guiding the team to a thrilling seven-wicket against Rajasthan Royals. RCB required 54 off 24 with a struggling Gurkeerat Mann at the crease, but de Villiers fired 41 off 11 in the slog overs en route to his 22-ball 55 to finish the chase with two balls to spare. As nail-biting the chase was, even for De Villiers who admitted being “nervous”, it was his teammate Aaron Finch who seemed more […]

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WATCH: Clip of Aaron Finch vaping in dressing room during RR v RCB clash goes viral – DNA India

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the 33rd match of IPL 2020 on Saturday thanks to an unbeaten 22-ball 55 from AB de Villiers at the Dubai International Stadium. However, watch grabbed more attention was a clip of Aaron Finch vaping in the dressing while RCB’s thrilling run chase was on. With eight runs needed from the last five balls of the match, the camera panned across the stadium to share the intense looks on players in the stands. As the camera kept panning, Finch was seen vaping in the dressing room in one of […]

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Cannabis may encourage use of non-medical opioid, suggests study – DNA India

 A recent study examined the direction and strength of the association between cannabis and opioids among adults who used non-medical opioids in the United States. The study was conducted for over 90 days at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.The findings showed that opioid use was at least as prevalent on days when cannabis was used as on days when it was not and that this was irrespective of whether participants were experiencing pain or not.  The study, published in the scientific journal Addiction, is among the first to test opioid substitution directly.The study, which compared the probability of […]

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‘Cannabis is no more dangerous than alcohol or tobacco’ – Times of India

The consumption of soft drugs like ganja and charas is under intense scrutiny after Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest. But did you know that before 1985, it wasn’t illegal? The derivatives of the cannabis plant are known by many names – marijuana, weed, pot, ganja, charas, hashish and more. They have a socio-religious association in India dating back hundreds of years, but never before have cannabis products been under so much of scrutiny as they are now. The arrest of Rhea Chakraborty (now out on bail) by the NCB in the drug case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death has led to […]

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Explained: The anatomy of the cannabis plant — what is illegal under NDPS Act, what is not – The Indian Express

Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR , Edited by Explained Desk | Mumbai | Updated: October 8, 2020 10:47:27 am A cannabis plant in growth in California. (Bloomberg Photo: Patrick T. Fallon) At the centre of the storm around the Narcotics Control Bureau’s investigation into the alleged drug trafficking in connection with actor Rhea Chakraborty — given bail by Bombay High Court on October 7 — following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and what has now become an ‘inquiry’ aimed at “uprooting the drug citadel in Bollywood”, is a plant that goes by many names: cannabis, hemp, marijuana or pot. […]

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