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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551232/uruguay-puts-legalised-marijuana-hold-until-next-year
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548102/los-angeles-hosts-its-first-marijuana-farmers-market-organic-course
  9. 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
  10. 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

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