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Tag: Cannabis

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.

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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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Odisha Drug Seizures: State Winging In The 'Udta' Punjab Way?

Bhubaneswar: Odisha, especially Bhubaneswar, got zoomed on the country’s dubious narcotics map by a leaked Whatsapp chat of  controversial actress Rhea Chakrobarty, who in the chat had  purportedly exclaimed, “Dude, Bhubaneswar is the Scene.” What she boasted of her finding in Odisha’s capital city was ‘the best ever weed’. True to Rhea’s discovery, Odisha looks […]

Odisha: Cannabis Worth Rs 11 lakh Seized From Outskirts of Bhubaneswar, 1 Held

Bhubaneswar: In a major crackdown against the thriving narcotics trade in the state, Excise officials on Friday seized Ganja worth Rs 11 lakh rupees from the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. One person has been arrested in connection with the case. Acting on a tip-off, the officials raided a shop in Padampur area under Balipatna police limits […]

Ganja Cultivation Should Be Decriminalised, Demands Ex-MP Tathagata Satpathy

Bhubaneswar: Expressing resentment over Odisha government’s decision to uphold illegality of cannabis (ganja), former BJD MP Tathagata Satpathy today termed it as short sightedness in the vision of the State government. Demanding decriminalisation of ganja farming, Satpathy said that the plant has medicinal properties and will help small farmers. “I am not in favour of […]

Ganja Cultivation To Remain Illegal In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Farmers will not get permission for hemp (cannabis/ganja) cultivation as the practice would continue to remain illegal in the State. The information was revealed by Excise Secretary Sushil Lohani following a meeting today. As per reports, many industrial houses had proposed to make hemp cultivation legal in Odisha due to its high medicinal properties […]

Over 974 kg cannabis seized in Odisha, two arrested

Berhampur: Police have seized over 974 kg of cannabis, valued at around Rs 90 lakh, from a vehicle in Odisha’s Ganjam district and arrested two persons in connection with the case, an official said on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team conducted patrolling and checking of the vehicles on the National Highway-16 and […]

High Cannabis seizures make Odisha climb to top in country

Bhubaneswar: In an alarming trend of sorts, Odisha has topped the country with maximum seizures of cannabis (Ganja). The big concern is the State has emerged as the prime supplier of Indian cannabis in the country, a dubious tag held earlier by the north-eastern states nationally. Even, the National Capital Region (NCR) now banks on […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]