Cannabis Current Affairs - 2020

Cannbis Medicine Project: First Foreign Investment in Jammu and Kashmir

The first ever Cannabis Medicine project that is to be set up in Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with Canada is to be the first foreign investment in the union territory. Highlights The project is to be set up at the Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine in Jammu and Kashmir. The project was recently reviewed Read More…

Lebanon: First Arab Country to legalize Marijuana cultivation

On April 23, 2020, Lebanon became the first Arab country to legalize marijuana cultivation. This has been done by the Lebanese Parliament in order to boost the export of marijuana. Highlights The cannabis plant has been farmed illegally in Lebanon in the fertile Bekaa Valley. Today the country has legalized marijuana cultivation for industrial and Read More…

Global Drug Survey 2019: First Time Polled Indian Respondents

The Global Drugs Survey, a survey of recreational drug-use for the first time polled respondents from India. It found that more than any other nationalities, Indians are seeking help to reduce their alcohol intake which reflects awareness of abuse. GDS 2019 is the 8th annual report published by the organisation. About Global Drug Survey (GDS) Read More…

India, a Key Hub for Illicit Drug Trade: UNODC

The latest report released by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has referred to India as a Key Hub for Illicit Drug Trade. Findings of the UNODC Report India is one of the major hubs of illicit drug trade ranging from age-old cannabis to newer prescription drugs like tramadol, and designer drugs like Read More…

National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India

The report of the National Survey on Extent and Pattern of Substance Use in India conducted by National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been submitted. Major findings of the Survey Alcohol About 14.6% of people in Read More…