JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 20: Police arrested two individuals in Mahottari with 210 kilograms of marijuana.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Despite the ban on the production and use of marijuana in South Asian countries such as Nepal and India, experts suggest that a significant portion of the global marijuana market is dominated by cannabis from this region and hashish derived from it. However, there have been surprising reports of marijuana produced in Western countries, such as the United States of America, Canada, and Europe, entering South Asian countries since 2076 BS. This contraband marijuana arrives in Nepal via air routes, concealed in parcels, and then reaches India through overland routes.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Marijuana has been discovered in a parcel sent from the US via the postal service.

KATHMANDU, Sep 8: Hong Kong authorities have recently confiscated a shipment of marijuana and hashish that was traced back to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Nepal. The discovery was made on August 11 when narcotics were found on a Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) flight arriving in Hong Kong. While the exact quantity of the seized drugs has not been disclosed by Hong Kong police, it has raised serious concerns about airport security.

GANDAKI, May 18: The Chief Minister (CM) of Gandaki Province, Surendra Raj Pandey, said that marijuana and domestic liquor can be brought under the legal framework and added as a source of income.

KATHMANDU, May 4: A team of the Armed Police Force (APF) has arrested two people with eight sacks of marijuana from Dharan, Sunsari.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Shiva Jung Thing, the ward chairman of Thaha Municipality-7 of Makwanpur, has been arrested with marijuana.

CHITWAN, April 8: District Police Office, Chitwan has seized a large quantity of marijuana.

BIRATNAGAR, March 29: Police have arrested five people with 234 kg of marijuana  from Rangeli in Morang. Four of those arrested are Indian nationals, according to police.

The then US President Richard Nixon’s attempt to dash communism and a complete ban on marijuana in the 1970s, wrecked a Himalayan hippie Shangri-La in Nepal. Two years after President Nixon announced an international ‘war on drugs,’ Vice President Spiro Agnew visited Nepal. Months later, Nepal enacted the first anti-drug laws.

PARSA, March 20: An Indian national was arrested along with 141 kilos of marijuana from the Nepal-India border in Birgunj a couple of days ago.

JUMLA, Feb 1: Jumla police station, Haku, has arrested a fugitive sentenced by a court who was absconding. Dhan Bahadur Rokaya, 38, of Chandannath Municipality-8 of Jumla was arrested by the police from his own house.

One arrested with 5 kg of marijuana

December 25, 2022 15:30 pm

MORANG, Dec 25: The police have arrested one person with 5 kg of marijuana from the airport canal located in Biratnagar Metropolitan City-4.

LAHAN, August 16: The driver of an ambulance carrying marijuana was arrested in front of the District Traffic Office in Lahan Municipality-1 along the East-West Highway.

One arrested with marijuana

June 26, 2022 18:06 pm

MORANG, JUNE 26: Police have arrested a person from Budiganga Rural Municipality-6,  Morang, with eight kilograms of marijuana on Saturday evening.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Lawmaker Sher Bahadur Tamang has sought a parliamentary discussion on a bill to regulate and manage marijuana farming in the country.

BANGKOK, June 18: Thailand hastily issued a raft of new regulations for cannabis use this week after a long-planned decriminalisation raised alarm at the potential for unchecked use of the substance anywhere and by anyone - including children.

BANGKOK, June 9: Thailand made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana as of Thursday, like a dream come true for an aging generation of pot smokers who recall the kick the legendary Thai Stick variety delivered.

MAKWANPUR, April 4: Police have arrested an Indian national with 90 kg of marijuana in Makwanpur. The arrested has been identified as Asgar Ali, 35, of Panapur, Kati Harichandra village, Mozaffarpur district, India.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The Ministry of Health and Population is preparing to approve research on marijuana for medicinal purposes. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Minister for Health and Population Birodh Khatiwada.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Bagwati Shrestha of Kiriyapani, Byas Municipality-6, Tanahun was arrested along with three kilograms 400 grams of marijuana on Sunday evening. The District Police Office Tanahun had checked her home after they got information that Shrestha was hiding marijuana in her home.

APF teams seize 70 kilograms of marijuana

December 25, 2021 13:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Armed Police have seized about 30 kg of marijuana from the border area of ​​Aurhi Rural Municipality-1 of Siraha District today. The marijuana, which was being smuggled from Nepal to India was seized by the Armed Police Force, Nepal Border Out Post Bariyarpatti.

24 kg of unclaimed marijuana found

December 14, 2021 15:45 pm

UDAYAPUR, Dec 14: A team of Katari Area Police Office, Udayapur which was on patrol on Monday, found 24 kg of unclaimed marijuana in a bag on the banks of Baijnath and Tawa River.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 13: Rautahat police have arrested two men with a mini truck loaded with 186 kg of marijuana from BP Chowk of Gaur Municipality on Friday.

Why marijuana should be legalized

February 6, 2021 07:30 am

If this push to legalize pot succeeds then new job opportunities will be created and it will bring us money through taxation and tourism.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Police on Sunday morning arrested seven people from Birgunj Metropolitan City-21 in Parsa district on the charge of smuggling a huge amount of marijuana.

Why legalize marijuana?

August 13, 2020 08:25 am

As per the existing Narcotic Drugs (Control) Act 1976, production, sale, and consumption of marijuana is banned in Nepal. Marijuana is defined as psychoactive drug made from the dried leaves and flowers of the Cannabis plant. Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the family of Cannabaceae. The genus is widely accepted as being indigenous to and originating from Central Asia.

2 held with drugs

February 23, 2020 11:52 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Saptari Police on Friday arrested two individuals with banned drugs from Surunga Municipality-1.

MPs seek marijuana legalization

January 31, 2020 08:33 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: As many as four dozen lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have registered a motion of public importance in the parliament demanding that marijuana cultivation be legalized in the country.

Two youths held with hashish

January 19, 2020 11:43 am

REPUBLICA, Jan 19: Two youths were held with hashish from Naghdhunga on Wednesday. A team of police from the Metropolitan Police Sector, Naghdhunga, seized 1.15-kilogram of hashish from Phuwa Sherpa, 23, and Jip Tshering Sherpa, 22.

3 Indians arrested with hashish

September 16, 2019 10:44 am

MAKAWANPUR, Sept 16: Police here on Sunday arrested three Indians while they were carrying hashish to India.

Health officials are recommending people who vape consider avoiding e-cigarettes while they investigate more cases of a breathing ailment linked to the devices.

SAN DIEGO, Aug 19: Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port.

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BIRGUNJ, July 30: Police have seized a car with Indian number plate with a cache of marijuana hidden inside it on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Police have arrested four people with 120 kilograms marijuana from Sarlahi.

DHADING, July 11: Police have arrested a person with eight sacks of marijuana from Gajuri rural municipality-2 in Dhading district today.

Jay-Z is heading into the legal marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist in partnership with a California cannabis product company. The rapper said in a statement Tuesday that he entered a multiyear deal with San Jose, California-based Caliva

SEATTLE, June 11: Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing.

BAJURA, May 10: The District Police Office, Bajura has cleaned up a huge cache of marijuana farming in the district.

KATHMANDU, May 6: A team from the Narcotic Drugs Control Bureau Kathmandu and the Area Police Office Gajuri has arrested a person for possessing opium and marijuana this morning.

CHICAGO, May 5: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Saturday he’s reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year.

LONDON, March 20: Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates

MAKAWANPUR, March 19: Makawanpur Police on Monday made public five individuals including three Indian nationals arrested in possession of guns and drugs, amidst a press conference.

Four held with narcotics

February 21, 2019 16:59 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Metropolitan Police Sector, Nagdhunga has arrested four people with a huge amount of narcotics during a security check at Nagdhunga on Thursday.

RAJBIRAJ, Feb 2: Security personnel and drug traffickers exchanged fires at Gobargadha of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality-13 in Saptari district.

MAKWANPUR, Jan 29: Police have arrested four people including three Indian nationals with 40 kilograms of marijuana from Basamadi area on Tuesday.

SINDHULI, Nov 17: Police have destroyed marijuana over worth Rs 80 million in the district.

Three arrested with 37 kgs of Marijuana

November 4, 2018 09:16 am

BUTWAL, Nov 4: Rupandehi Police have arrested three persons along with a huge cache of banned narcotics, Marijuana.

DENVER, Oct 19: A Colorado reports shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million.