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Mon
27
Jun

How lighting technology has revolutionized cannabis growing operations

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The old, inefficient lighting systems used to cultivate cannabis have long proved problematic. For some time, individuals, regulatory agencies, and state governments have been looking into modern LEDs as the solution to their growing needs

Thu
23
Jun

Indian Industrial Hemp Association (Iiha) and Auriga Research Private Limited signed Mou

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IIHA signed a MoU with India*s leading testing, inspection, certification and clinical research organization Auriga Research Private Limited at their HQ in New Delhi, India. Current President of IIHA Mr. Rohit Shah and Managing Director of Auriga Research Private Limited Dr. Saurabh Arora signed the agreement. Auriga with its PAN India presence will support and provide all data on hemp and cannabis testing and research. This agreement keeps them as a partner for next five years which is subject to extension on mutual agreement. During this tenure all samples through IIHA will be tested and compiled by a chain of laboratories under Auriga Research Private Limited exclusively.

Mon
20
Jun

Amazing benefits of hemp for women's health; best ways to consume it

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Hemp is a wonderful source of plant-based protein and has been used in Ayurveda as a remedy for time immemorial. From easing period cramps, managing mod swings to easing stress, here are all the benefits of hemp for women.

Fri
10
Jun

Indian cafe in Pune serves hemp-infused food

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The Indian cannabis wave is coming, one hemp entrepreneur at a time

India is moving into the hemp space—as a new eatery serving infused food in Pune demonstrates. The establishment serves sandwiches, coffee, and other foods infused with hemp. The 30 year owner of the Hemp Cafe, Amruta Shitole, is actually a serial cannabis entrepreneur, having opened the Ganja Cafe previous to this, and has been successfully selling cannabis infused food products for the last four years.

Fri
17
Dec

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.

Mon
22
Nov

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.

Wed
17
Nov

Cannabis wellness startup Awshad launches oral oil for pets

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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.   

Mon
15
Nov

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.

Mon
21
Dec

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.

Wed
30
Sep

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?

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