Cannabis

  • Uruguay becomes first country to legalise marijuana trade December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization. A government-sponsored bill approved by 16-13 votes in the Senate provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and...
  • Consignment of cannabis seized; two arrested July 29, 2013

    The Narcotics Control Bureau officials on Monday arrested two persons and seized a huge consignment of cannabis from them. The contraband was brought from Odisha, and was to be supplied in Rajasthan, officials said. On a tip-off, NCB sleuths laid a trap on national highway number 116 in Tonk and seized 156...
  • 'Bom' Review: Should the cannabis be banned? November 24, 2012

    Cast: Villagers of Malana Filmmaker: Amlan Datta At the first glance, ‘BOM: One day ahead of democracy’ comes across as a systematic film that features the process of the evolution of a particular society along with the development of the maker’s conscience about a marginalised village, but very soon it turns into...
  • Juhu rave: Rahul Sharma faces arrest July 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Indian spinner Rahul Sharma faces arrest after testing positive for consumption of drugs at a rave party held in a posh Juhu hotel in May this year, putting in jeopardy his participation at the ODI series against Sri Lanka that begins on Saturday. Sharma was present at the party along...
  • Drunken driving case: Mumbai girl was on drugs, say police February 10, 2010

    Mumbai: Nooriya Haveliwala, the 27-year-old woman involved in a drunken driving accident in Mumbai that killed two people, has tested positive for cannabis and morphine. The drugs were found in Nooriya's blood and urine samples, Mumbai Police confirmed on Wednesday. "Medical reports of Nooriya Haveliwala have tested positive for intake of morphine...
  • Harry Potter actor in jail, admits growing marijuana July 17, 2009

    London: A teenage cast member of the Harry Potter movies has appeared in a London court and admitted to growing marijuana. Jamie Waylett pleaded guilty to growing the drug during a hearing Thursday at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court. The 19-year-old Waylett plays school bully Vincent Crabbe in all six installments of...
  • Demand for drugs declines worldwide: UN Report June 25, 2009

    Washington: In its annual report on world drug use, the United Nations concludes that global markets for cocaine, opiates and marijuana are holding steady or in decline. Yet about 28 million people are heavy drug users likely to be physically or psychologically dependent on drugs, the report said. Opium cultivation...
  • Harry Potter actor arrested in drug raid April 9, 2009

    London: Actor Jamie Waylett, who starred in fantasy franchise Harry Potter as Vincent Crabbe, was arrested for allegedly growing marijuana in his house, Sun online reported. The 19-year-old British actor was recently stopped by cops in London when he was driving through the city centre with a friend. The officers allegedly...
  • J&K's drugs, terror link snapped June 20, 2007

    Awantipore (J&K): Customs and police officials are destroying acres of poppy crop in Pulwama. They say trafficking of drugs is a major source of funding for terror outfits in the valley. These terror outfits coax villagers to plant poppy and cannabis plants, from which opium and hashish are produced....
  • Charas flowing freely in Himachal June 20, 2007

    Kullu Valley (Himachal Pradesh): Forest lands, which is known as wastelands, in Kullu Valley often used for Charas (Cannabis) cultivation. But on paper the land belongs to no one. So even the police find the fields, they don't have anyone to prosecute. So who really grows Charas in Himachal’s...
  • Sniffing danger on charas trail June 20, 2007

    Kullu valley: Over 3,000 acre of fertile land is being used to cultivate cannabis in the upper reaches of the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh. A CNN-IBN special investigation team went undercover to the valley and found that villages which don’t even exist on the map are controlled, to...
  • Himachal's illegal Charas farms June 20, 2007

    Kullu valley: CNN-IBN's Special Investigation Team brings you this first ever look at over 3,000 acres of Charas (Cannabis) fields that make Himachal Pradesh a key supplier of the drug to the world drug mafia. Local drug dealers say that entire villages are employed in producing Charas - villages that...