Mumbai's famous Muchhad Paanwala shop's co-owner Ramkumar Tiwari was arrested on January 11 Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for allegedly selling marijuana in his shop. Reportedly, the NCB had found around 500 grams of marijuana from the shop. The recovered marijuana is known as OG Kush, which is a strain of cannabis indica. The shop is frequently visited by many celebrities.
BJP-ruled Goa government is likely to allow the cultivation of marijuana in the state for medicinal purposes. Announcing the decision, the state's Law Minister Nilesh Cabral stated the proposal was submitted by the health department. However, the decision that allows selling of marijuana to pharmaceutical companies as a natural drug has drawn severe criticism from the Opposition. Amarnath Panjikar, Congress spokesperson, stated that the govt… read-more
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Odisha's police have arrested four people for selling marijuana in Bhubaneshwar's Jharpada Canal Road. The police have confiscated 83 kilograms of marijuana, two motorcycles, three mobile phones from the peddlers. The Commissionerate Quick Action Team along with Laxmisagar Police has arrested four accused - Sk Basir, Sagir Khan, Manir Khan and Sk Sabir immediately after a tip-off. Reportedly, all four peddlers have been aged between 25 and 27… read-more
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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials have arrested wife of Bollywood producer Firoz Nadiadwala for buying marijuana from a drug peddler. The NCB banged upon Nadiadwala's house after tracing into the clients of the drug peddler, Wahid Shaikh. Reportedly, the NCB has also seized ganja from the producer's wife, Shabana Saeed. An official said Shaikh had been supplying drugs to many people working in the TV and film industries.
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After the final counting on November 6, New Zealand’s re-elected PM Jacinda Ardern has finalized to keep Marijuana consumption illegal in the country. However, the referendum was very close at 48% in favor and 52% against legalizing weed. About 17% overseas ballots, referred to as 'special votes', were cast after October 17, increasing PM Jacinda’s and Labour Party’s vote share as they finished with over 50% of total votes.
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UFC President Dana White recently stated he was working with the Nevada Athletic Commission to ease 'marijuana laws' as he believed the restrictions are too strict. White was interviewed on November 3, during the U.S elections, when marijuana usage was legalized in 15 states, with recreational marijuana in 36 states. "We've been working on that for a long time", said White while warning the fighters not to show up high.
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People of New Zealand have, in huge majority, favoured legalizing euthanasia while opinions are still divided on use of ‘recreational marijuana’. Both the proposals had gone for a binding referendum and the special votes are yet to be counted. Supporting euthanasia, a lawmaker said it will help people attain a dignified death. Those against marijuana argued that, if legalized, it could be a cause for mental-health problems and accidents.
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Busting a cross-national drug racket, Narcotics Control Bureau seized illegal drugs worth Rs 50 lakh In Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai and Pune district, and arrested two persons in connection with the case. Reportedly, 1036 grams of curated marijuana was seized in Pune and 74 grams of the contraband was seized in Navi Mumbai. A case has been booked against the two accused under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
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The Mumbai Police’s Bandra Unit has registered a case, under the 'Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985', against a man identified as Chandali Bashir Ahmad Ansari. The accused was arrested on September 21 for carrying 21 kg of marijuana worth Rs 4,20,000 that was subsequently seized by the police. Reportedly, a search patrol was laid for tracing drug peddlers. … read-more
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The Narcotics Control Bureau seized a parcel carrying at least 2.7 kg premium quality marijuana from the Delhi Airport, on September 21. According to officials, the marijuana was hidden in an air compressor and was retrieved after cutting the machine open. The consignment was sent from US to a Lucknow resident, C Gidwani, who has been nabbed by the police. A regular buyer, Gidwani used to make payments through bitcoins.
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