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  1. News - World

    Uruguay sets price of legal cannabis at US$1 a gram

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 12:47pm by The Guardian

    ... Uruguay is set to become the first country in the world where the sale of cannabis will not only become legal and government-controlled but, at around US$1 (HK$7.75) a gram, probably also the one ... on drugs. The head of Uruguay’s National Drugs Board, Julio Calzada, said the government would set the price of cannabis low in the hope of pushing drug traffickers out of the market. “The illegal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1337906/uruguay-sets-price-legal-cannabis-1-gram
  2. News - Asia - DRUGS

    Canadian cannabis a popular export in Vietnam

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:26pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Western-grown cannabis appearing in Vietnam, Japan and South Korea For the young Vietnamese dope smokers rolling up outside a smart Hanoi cafe, local cannabis ... in Western countries, making sourcing the product and smuggling it to Vietnam an easier proposition than it might be otherwise. The characteristics of cannabis use in the country also drive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1338010/canadian-cannabis-popular-export-vietnam
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Cannabis debate in Hong Kong not cut and dried

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... way Cannabis debate not cut and dried On a quiet beach, as night deepens, a group of campers kick back, relax … and commit a crime that could cost them a HK$1 million fine and seven years ... a family apart. Knowing about the effects of drugs like ketamine, heroin and cocaine are enough to put most of them off, but the same does not hold true for cannabis. Hong Kong law remains firm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1295878/cannabis-debate-not-cut-and-dried
  4. News - World

    Drug smugglers set fire to 30 tonnes of cannabis to avoid arrest

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 02:55pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Egyptian and Syrian drug traffickers set fire to their ship carrying more than 30 tonnes of hashish before being arrested by Italian police in the central Mediterranean, police said Saturday. Italian drug busters had been tipped off “ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1306233/drug-smugglers-set-fire-30-tonnes-cannabis-avoid-arrest
  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Raid on 400 sq ft flat uncovers cannabis farm

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 01:37pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Raid on 400 sq ft flat uncovers cannabis farm A marijuana farm inside a 400 sq ft flat was raided by police yesterday, with HK$520,000 of cannabis seized ... more than 5kg of cannabis with an estimated street value of HK$520,000. "We believe the finished products were for local consumption." Cannabis leaves and buds from the fully grown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1196251/police-seize-large-number-marijuana-plants-sham-shui-po-raid
  6. News - China - NARCOTICS

    Reporter in Guangzhou purchases marijuana online on Alibaba site

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... who recently ordered a gram of cannabis online for 100 yuan (HK$124) via Alipay. It took three days for the product to arrive, sealed in foil usually used for packaging dried tea leaves. ... quoting experts from drug treatment centres, said cannabis was a more convenient drug to buy and tended to be cheaper, making it a "pop" drug among China's young. Opiates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1215552/reporter-guangzhou-purchases-marijuana-online-alibaba-site
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    High expectations as Colorado and Washington welcome legal marijuana shops

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 01:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Cannabis growers, tax men and tourism operators delighted at prospect of extra cash as Colorado, Washington welcome legal marijuana shops high ... Blazing a trail they hope will be followed in other parts of the United States, cannabis growers and others are also rubbing their hands, while tax collectors are eyeing the extra revenue. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1392604/high-expectations-colorado-and-washington-welcome-legal-marijuana-shops
  8. News - World

    Global ‘war’ on illegal drugs is failing, says study

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 05:38pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Drugs are getting cheaper- and purity is increasing The global war on heroin, cocaine and cannabis is failing to stem supply, as prices of these drugs have tumbled ... and cannabis tumbled by 81 per cent, 80 per cent and 86 per cent respectively between 1990 and 2007 in the United States when adjusted for inflation, the researchers found. Over the same period, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322189/global-war-illegal-drugs-failing-says-study
  9. News - World - ISRAEL

    Israel marijuana growers on a high as wall curbs Arab supplies

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:28am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tel Aviv Local growers on high as wall curbs Arab pot A few years back Israeli cannabis smokers grappled with the notion that their drug money often enriched ... south of Tel Aviv. The shift in Israel's cannabis supply is an unintended effect of tighter border security. While Israelis long smoked hash from neighbouring Arab countries, a new fence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1354836/israel-marijuana-growers-high-wall-curbs-arab-supplies
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    British TV chef Nigella Lawson faces drugs probe

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 07:10pm by AFP

    ... Claims that the self-styled Domestic Goddess was a habitual cocaine and cannabis user emerged during the trial of two personal assistants who were cleared Friday of defrauding Lawson and her ex-husband, the millionaire art collector Charles Saatchi. Lawson, 53, insisted during the trial that she was not addicted to drugs and had only used cocaine and cannabis occasionally in the past. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1388385/british-tv-chef-nigella-lawson-faces-drugs-probe

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