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  1. News - China - SURVEILLANCE

    China police say 'giant marijuana plantation' spotted by satellite may be legal hemp farm

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:14am by Stephen Chen and Patrick Boehler

    ... administration to identify drug farms. Industrial hemp is a variety of the cannabis plant containing only negligible amounts of psychoactive substances and farmed for its seeds, oil and fibre. China’s ...

  2. News - World - DRUGS

    Loophole in Spanish law makes Barcelona a marijuana haven

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barcelona City rivals Amsterdam as cannabis haven with hundreds of legitimate smokers' associations High times in Barcelona thanks to legal loophole A faint smell of cannabis smoke hangs in the air as Susana relaxes on the sofa with her mother Juana and lights up a joint. This is Pachamama, one of the hundreds of cannabis clubs that make Barcelona ...

  3. News - Asia - PAKISTAN: ANALYSIS

    Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug ‘clinic’ prescribes torture

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... for opium smuggled in from neighbouring Afghanistan since the 1980s. Today, Pakistan has more than four million cannabis consumers and more than 860,000 heroin users, a figure which has doubled ...

  4. News - World - INTERVIEW

    Uruguay’s Mujica: the world’s ‘poorest president’

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:29pm by AFP

    ... was his push to allow the legal, regulated sale of cannabis-- a law passed in December, but whose implementation he now says must be delayed until next year because of logistical difficulties. ...

  5. News - World - URUGUAY

    Uruguay puts legalised marijuana on hold until next year

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by AFP

    ... for cannabis and its derivatives. Direct marijuana sales to consumers would "go to next year", Mujica, 79, said on Wednesday. "There are practical difficulties." Implementation ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Los Angeles hosts its first marijuana 'farmer's market'- organic, of course

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... US farmer's market. Buyers sniff the wares, test weights and compare, while vendors tout their product. But the only produce on offer is cannabis- organic, of course. "We have ... and that it doesn't have mould." Agathakis, 35, has campaigned to "de-demonise" cannabis since his father died of cancer a decade ago. "When he was dying, marijuana was the only thing ...

  7. News - World - DRUGS

    Jamaica plans to relax marijuana laws

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by AP

    ... for decriminalisation for medicinal and scientific purposes as Jamaica hopes to cash in on the growing cannabis industry. "It is not only wrong but also foolhardy to continue with a law that makes ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Illegal parking again

    Posted May 20th 2014, 12:51am by Howard Winn

    ... not consider sacred. A scan of Japan's latest tariff schedules reveals, for example, zero tariffs on the import of extracts or tincture of cannabis and crude cocaine, and opium.   A Mandarin ...

  9. News - World - DRUGS

    Drug market moving quickly online, global user survey finds

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Drug market moving quickly online More drug users are finding their fix online- including so-called legal highs as well as illegal drugs such as cannabis and MDMA- ... drugs over the internet. Just less than 60 per cent knew about Silk Road, and of these, 44 per cent had accessed the site. The most likely drug to be bought online was cannabis, followed ...




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