Tag: Cannabis

Bank Cashier, Another Arrested For Smuggling Ganja In Odisha
Bank Cashier, Another Arrested For Smuggling Ganja In Odisha

The police apprehended two accused identified as Sushanta Kumar Sahoo, presently working as clerk-cum-cashier in State Bank of India, Kishore Nagar Branch and Jugal Sahoo, both belong to Angul district, they said.

  • Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Cannabis Compounds Can Stop Covid Virus From Entering Human Cells: Study
Cannabis Compounds Can Stop Covid Virus From Entering Human Cells: Study

Lab tests showed that cannabigerolic acid and cannabidiolic acid prevented infection of human epithelial cells by the coronavirus spike protein and prevented entry of SARS-CoV-2 into cells.

  • Thursday, 13 January 2022
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Watch: Ganja Plantation Worth Rs 14 Crore Destroyed In Odisha

Continuing crackdown against illegal ganja cultivation in Odisha, the Kandhamal Police along with Excise officials destroyed ganja plantation spread over 150 acres of land in Gochapada area of the district. The burnt cannabis is estimated to be worth around Rs 14 crore.

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  • Wednesday, 08 December 2021
Ganja racket busted in Malkangiri; 3 detained

Malkangiri: Continuing its crackdown on Ganja smuggling, police arrested three persons and seized 14 quintals of cannabis at several places near Chitrakonda in the district today. Acting on a tip-off, the Balimela police conducted simultaneous raids at several places near Chitrakonda and detained three vehicles, including a car, a tipper and a mini truck with […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Elderly man held for drug peddling

Kendrapara, June 25 (PTI) A 76-year-old man has been arrested in Odisha’s Kendrapara district on charge of peddling Cannabis and opium. Acting on a tip-off, accused Kulamani Mohapatra was arrested from his house at Kansara village under Kendrapara Sadar police station with the banned substances, said Excise Superintendent Purosottam Dharua. “On a tip-off, the house […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Cannabis exposure can alter sperm: Study

New York: Marijuana intake in men planning fatherhood could impact their sperm as well as the children they conceive, finds a study. The effect is due to its active ingredient — tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which like tobacco smoke, pesticides, flame retardants and even obesity can alter sperm. The findings, from Duke University researchers, showed that THC […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Maternal cannabis use likely to trigger early indulgence in kids

New York: Children whose mothers use marijuana are more likely to start smoking weed an average of two years earlier, which can lead to severe neuropsychiatric and social consequences, according to a new study. The results, led by researchers from the Brown University in Rhode Island, US, suggested that mothers who used marijuana increased their […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Cannabis extract may offer treatment for psychosis: Study

London: A single dose of the non-intoxicating compound of cannabis — cannabidiol — can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis, results of a clinical trial, led by an Indian-origin doctor, has revealed. Psychosis is a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality. Brain activity in the people at risk of […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Teenagers smoking pot at higher risk of developing drug problem

  Toronto: If boys start smoking pot in early teenage life, they may be at a higher risk of developing drug problem as a young adult, a new study has said. The findings, published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, suggested that boys who start smoking pot before the age of 15 are much more […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Prenatal cannabis use linked with low birth weights, shows study

New York: If you smoke marijuana even during your pregnancy, your baby could be at high risk of being born with a low birth weight, a study has warned. The study, led by researchers from the University of Colorado-Anschutz, showed a 50 per cent increase in low birth weights among women who used cannabis during […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
This compound may help reduce epileptic seizures

Sydney: A naturally occurring compound found in cannabis may help curb the frequency of epileptic seizures, suggests a review of studies. Epilepsy is a disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing seizures. The study, published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, showed that Cannabidiol — one of the […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Cannabis may up bipolar symptoms in teenagers: Study

London: Teenagers using cannabis frequently in adolescent age, may be at high risk of developing hypomania often experienced as part of bipolar disorder, a research has warned. Hypomania is periods of elated mood, over-active and excited behaviour, and reduced need for sleep that are often experienced as part of bipolar disorder, and have a significant […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Why cannabis affects women differently

London: Hormones could be the reason why cannabis affects women differently than men, brain studies on animals and humans suggest. The studies showed that sex differences in response to cannabis are not just socio-cultural, but biological too. The findings showed that men are up to four times more likely to try cannabis and use higher […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
People who smoke marijuana weigh less: Researchers

New York: People who smoke marijuana or cannabis weigh less as compared to adults who don’t, a new study suggests. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies that will ultimately lead to weight gain. “Over a three-year period, all participants showed a weight increase, […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
3 engineering students held with 32 kg ganja in Cuttack

Cuttack: The Central Excise Intelligence officials on Sunday arrested three students on the charges peddling ganja (dry cannabis) following a raid near Link Road in Cuttack. All the accused are students of a private engineering college in Bhubaneswar. Senior officials informed that 32 Kg ganja worth Rs 4 lakh has been seized from their possession. […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021