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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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