The science behind Hemp

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According to the recent amendment of the Food Safety and Standards Regulations, 2011, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has finally announced the recognition of Hemp Seeds and Seed Products as a Food Source.

This is the biggest achievement for the entire hemp industry, as the FSSAI’s recognition of hemp as nutritional products will not only help in the introduction of new era for the product but also bring a new wave for the hemp products.


Amazon executives have been charged as part of a $148,000 marijuana smuggling investigation, police in India said

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Indian police said on Saturday they had charged senior executives of Amazon's local unit under narcotics laws in a case of alleged marijuana smuggling via the online retailer. Police in the central Madhya Pradesh state arrested two men with 20 kilograms of marijuana on November 14 and found they were using the Amazon India website to order and further smuggle the substance in the guise of stevia leaves, a natural sweetener, to other Indian states.

State police said in a statement that executive directors of Amazon India were being named as accused under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act due to differences in answers in documents provided by the company in response to police questions and facts unearthed by discussion.


Cannabis wellness startup Awshad launches oral oil for pets


Awshad, a Delhi-based cannabis wellness startup, which recently began pan-India operations, is making a foray into the pet care segment, and has launched an oral oil for pets, the company said in a statement.  

Vijaya, a full spectrum oil for pets, which can be consumed orally or given to pets with their food, will help these animals suffering from ailments such as arthritis, anxiety, stress, digestive issues, chronic pain and cancer, the company said.   


Police in India believe drug ring used Amazon to sell 1,000 kilograms of illegal cannabis

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The Confederation of All India Traders is urging national drug authorities to launch a probe after the company’s packaging material was found with suspects.

Madhya Pradesh Police has reportedly arrested two men in India who are alleged to have sold 390 packets of cannabis weighing 1,000 kilograms.

The discovery was made after police busted the drug smuggling ring and found Amazon packaging material with the dealers, according to Business Today India.


Death Penalty for Cannabis: Which Countries Will Kill You

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It’s almost hard to believe that as the UN voted on recommendations to globally open the legality of cannabis, that some countries are still so against it that they’ll kill you for crimes related to it. Yup, it might be 2020, but you can still receive the death penalty for cannabis crimes in many different places.


India: If CBD oil is illegal, how is it being sold online?

Ever since reports emerged that actress Rhea Chakraborty administered drugs, especially cannabidiol (CBD) oil, to her late boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput without his knowledge and consent, people have been wondering if CBD oil is legal in India and if not, then how is it being sold online. Below are the answers to these queries:

Is CBD oil legal in India?


Should India make Cannabis legal?

In the first week of September, in a sensational twist to the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested the late actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and 10 others for the alleged possession, transportation and purchase of ganja (weed) and charas (hash), all derivatives of the cannabis plant. In its charge-sheet, the NCB says it has recovered 59 grams of weed and five grams of a dark brown substance suspected to be hash from three suspects so far. The quantity recovered is far less than the 1 kilo specified as ‘small quantity’ under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances or NDPS Act, 1985.


How did marijuana become illegal in India?

There are few things in India that enjoy religious and cultural sanctions as much as the use of cannabis does. And yet, it’s consumption is illegal.


India: Police could start cracking down on temples using weed as part of worship and celebrations

Indian temples that allow using cannabis during specific celebrations to achieve enlightenment may need to rethink their practices if police in the state of Belagavi make good on their pledge to crack down on such uses.


Cannabis crops vs. tree saplings: Activists in India are so against smoking trees that they’re planting them instead

Activists in Himachal Pradesh, India, are so against smoking trees that they’re planting them instead — while ensuring that the cannabis crops they’re replacing are trashed.

The group has joined forces with police and various other organizations to destroy cannabis plants and plant tree saplings in their place, citing environmental concerns as a reason to cultivate trees over weed.

Protestors gathered in the town of Rampur Bushahr, taking an oath to protect the environment. They were accompanied by several locals.

“We have taken an oath to take care of the saplings planted today,” one participant told DNA India.


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