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  1. News - World - SCIENCE

    Cannabis may help treat epilepsy, University of Reading researchers say

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Cannabis may help treat epilepsy, researchers say British researchers have determined that a chemical in the cannabis plant could lead to effective treatments ... shown that cannabidivarin is the most effective and best tolerated anticonvulsant plant cannabinoid investigated to date". The casual use of cannabis to control seizures dates back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1038436/cannabis-may-help-treat-epilepsy-university-reading-researchers-say
  2. News - World - DRUGS

    Israel breeds medicinal cannabis without the buzz

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Kfar Birya, Israel

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kfar Birya, Israel Growers can tailor plants to relieve symptoms of different illnesses without psychotropic effects Israel breeds medicinal cannabis minus the buzz At the end of an unpaved road, in a quiet suburb of a sleepy town in northern Israel, horticultural revolutionaries are growing a strain of cannabis they say relieves symptoms of some chronic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074745/israel-breeds-medicinal-cannabis-without-buzz
  3. News - World - DRUGS

    Six-year British study says cannabis use should not be criminal offence

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... The Guardian in London Six-year study urges the decriminalising of possession of small amount of controlled drugs Cannabis users 'should not be prosecuted' A six-year study ... the criminal sanctions faced by the 42,000 people sentenced each year for possession of all drugs- and the 160,000 given cannabis warnings- should instead face simple civil penalties such as a fine, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1061982/six-year-british-study-says-cannabis-use-should-not-be-criminal-offence
  4. News - World - DRUGS

    Amsterdam shops selling pot will stay open

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Paris

    ... The New York Times in Paris Amsterdam coffee shops selling pot will stay open Amsterdam's 220 coffee shops, where marijuana and hashish are openly sold and consumed, will remain open next year in spite of a new Dutch law meant to reduce drug tourism, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074746/amsterdam-shops-selling-pot-will-stay-open
  5. Marijuana farm in Kowloon City flat

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Police yesterday uncovered an indoor marijuana farm in a Kowloon City flat after a tip-off. They found 400 fully grown plants and hundreds of cannabis ... ventilation system, using cooker hoods, was used to dissipate the strong smell of the cannabis plants. 'Each cubicle had two to three cooker hoods connected to ventilation pipes and fitted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993362/marijuana-farm-kowloon-city-flat
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Former beauty pageant contestant arrested in anti-drug-driving operation

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 04:11pm by Clifford Lo

    ... of cannabis buds in a coin box in the van. The 54 grams of the drug had a street value estimated at HK$6,000, police said. Cheung was arrested on suspicion of possessing a dangerous drug. Officers ... cannabis, cocaine and Ecstasy. Offenders face up to three years in jail and a HK$25,000 fine. They may also have their driving licence disqualified for five years for the first offence and 10 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1091218/former-beauty-pageant-contestant-arrested-anti-drug-driving-operation
  7. News - World - IRELAND

    113 held in biggest-ever crackdown on triad drug gangs

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Dublin

    ... to tend cannabis crops. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1088566/113-held-biggest-ever-crackdown-triad-drug-gangs
  8. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs: US Election, November 8, 2012

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... to remove criminal penalties for personal possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis was defeated in Oregon. Supporters of a Colorado constitutional amendment legalising marijuana declared victory after returns showed the measure won 53 per cent of the vote. The federal government classifies cannabis as an illegal narcotic. Reuters   Belgian newspapers hedge their bets BRUSSELS ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1077362/briefs-us-election-november-8-2012
  9. Health bites

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... become tight and difficult to control. A new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found that smoking cannabis may provide relief from muscle tightness and pain ... in the cannabis smoking group had improved control and felt about 50 per cent less pain than the placebo group. But the cannabis group's cognitive function was negatively affected temporarily, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001003/health-bites
  10. Nothing new about puffing habit

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in recent decades, that the shisha became popular in Europe and North America. Originally, cannabis leaves were mixed with other herbs and spices and the resulting sticky paste was smoked; the name ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996467/nothing-new-about-puffing-habit

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