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Thailand to remove cannabis from drugs list, paving way for households to grow the plant

Thailand’s narcotics board on Tuesday said it would remove cannabis from its drugs list, paving the way for households to grow the plant. Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize marijuana in 2018 for medical use and research. Under the new rule, people can grow cannabis plants at home after notifying their local […]

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Niger cops seize more than 200kg of cocaine transported in local mayor’s truck

Cops in Niger seized more than 200 kg of cocaine worth around $8.7 million that was being transported in the local mayor’s official truck, reports said on Monday. The mayor and his driver, who were in the vehicle at the time, were arrested with 199 bricks of cocaine at a checkpoint on the road heading […]

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San Francisco suspends cannabis tax to compete with drug dealers

An ordinance suspending San Francisco’s Cannabis Business Tax was unanimously approved by city supervisors. San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, the ordinance’s author, said in a statement suspending the business tax on cannabis will help support legal cannabis retailers as they struggle to compete with illegal cannabis sellers. Cannabis businesses create good jobs for San Franciscans […]

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Malawi asks former boxer Mike Tyson to be ambassador for country’s cannabis crop

Malawi has asked boxing star Mike Tyson to become the official ambassador for the country’s cannabis crop. Agriculture Minister Lobin Low sent a letter to Tyson inviting him to take up the role, and said legalisation in Malawi had created new opportunities. Tyson, a former world heavyweight champion, is an entrepreneur and has invested in […]

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Insane World

Uber Eats users in Canada will now be able to order cannabis products on the app

Uber is making its first foray into the marijuana market, as Uber Eats users in Ontario, Canada will soon be able to order cannabis products on the app. Customers will be able to place orders in a dedicated section of the app for cannabis retailer Tokyo Smoke and then pick them up at a nearby […]

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Insane Sports World

World anti-doping watchdog to review if cannabis should remain among banned substances

The World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance. The move follows American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson missing the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the substance in June. The 21-year-old later revealed she had used cannabis to help cope with the death of her biological mother. Wada says the scientific […]

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Business

Cannabis market to reach $90 billion globally by 2026

While the usage and consumption of cannabis is illegal in most countries around the world, the cannabis market is said to be worth more than $20 billion. The market is projected to jump to $90 billion by the end of 2026 with an annual growth of at least 28%. This figure is going to rise […]

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US runner Sha’Carri Richardson to miss Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for cannabis

US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson is set to miss the Tokyo Olympics after she received a one-month ban after testing positive for marijuana. The 21-year-old won the 100m at the US Olympic trials in Oregon in June and earlier this year ran the sixth-fastest time in history. But the Texan’s positive test means her qualification result […]

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Mexican Supreme Court decriminalizes recreational use of cannabis

The Mexican Supreme Court decriminalised the private recreational use of cannabis by adults, calling the current prohibition laws unconstitutional. In an 8-3 decision, the court ruled that adults would be able to apply for permits to cultivate and consume their own cannabis. However, smoking in public and in front of children is banned. The ruling […]

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‘World’s Largest Legal Market’: Mexico is all set to legalise cannabis

Mexico is on the verge of legalising cannabis after lawmakers voted to permit recreational use in a step towards curbing the power of the country’s drug cartels and the narcotics-related violence. The legislation backed by Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks almost certain to be approved after a 316-129 vote in Mexico’s lower house. […]

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United Nations VOTES to remove cannabis from list of most dangerous drugs

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to remove cannabis from a list that categorized it as one of the most dangerous drugs. The approval means that the World Health Organization will remove cannabis and cannabis resin from its Schedule IV classification under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. That designation put cannabis […]

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Entertainment India

Indian comedian jailed after confessing to consuming cannabis

Indian comedian Bharti Singh has been arrested after cannabis was found during a raid on her home. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said 86.5g of the drug was found in the house she shares with husband, screenwriter Haarsh Limbachiyaa. The pair, who co-host the reality show India’s Best Dancer, were taken in for questioning. The […]