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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. Crossing the line

    Posted Aug 10th 2005, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... Claude Adams, Vancouver Canadians pride themselves on their belief in justice, fair play and tolerance, but every once in a while, somebody comes along and puts these liberal instincts under severe strain. I'm talking here about Marc Emery, the so-ca ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511594/crossing-line
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1560548/loophole-spanish-law-makes-barcelona-marijuana-haven
  4. Trafficker sent to treatment centre

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A man was sentenced to a drug-addiction treatment centre for cultivating cannabis and trafficking in the drug. Li Kwan-yat, 38, pleaded guilty in the District Court to one count of cultivating cannabis and was convicted of two counts of trafficking. The court was told that on January 24 customs officers found 268 cannabis plants weighing 8.2kg when they raided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605898/trafficker-sent-treatment-centre
  5. News - World - DRUGS

    Caribbean leaders aim to cash in on cannabis culture

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 09:51pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Dark View Falls, St Vincent Caribbean leaders are looking to cash in on cannabis trade in region where the drug is widely used, freely sold and openly smoked Drug bar islanders hold pot of gold Marijuana plants grow along roadsides, in front yards and on plantations hidden in the mountainous interior of the lush Caribbean island of St Vincent- and the cannabis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464157/caribbean-leaders-aim-cash-cannabis-culture
  6. Man admits growing cannabis

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Li Kwan-yat, a 38-year-old jobless man, pleaded guilty in the District Court yesterday to one charge of cultivating cannabis, but denied two charges of trafficking in the drug. The court heard that customs officers found 268 cannabis plants weighing 8.2kg when they raided Li's workshop at the Veristrong Industrial Centre in Fo Tan on January 24. A further 2kg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603394/man-admits-growing-cannabis
  7. 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
  8. 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

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