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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Customs uncover cannabis-growing operation

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.42pm: Customs officials have seized a large batch of cannabis plants in the New Territories and smashed a syndicate suspected of cultivating the plant, ... the units, they discovered 383 pots of cannabis plants, 10 kilograms of herbal cannabis and 3kg of party drug ketamine. The haul had a street value of HK$6 million.?Customs officers estimated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577368/customs-uncover-cannabis-growing-operation
  6. HK's biggest cannabis factory busted

    Posted Jul 13th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... factory, capable of producing up to 15kg of herbal cannabis and cannabis buds and earning at least $1.5 million a month. Two local men, aged 46 and 55, were arrested when about 30 officers raided the 4,000 sq ft greenhouse in a factory in King Fuk Street, San Po Kong, on Tuesday. Inside the unit, more than 1,300 marijuana plants and more than 1kg of cannabis buds were found. The seizure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556424/hks-biggest-cannabis-factory-busted
  7. 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
  8. I'm sorry for cannabis arrest, says pop star

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Canto-pop singer Kelvin Kwan Chor-yiu apologised last night as he returned to Hong Kong after being detained in Japan for cannabis possession. 'I am sorry. I committed ... Police found a rolled-up cigarette containing about 0.2 grams of cannabis in their luggage. Both stars were detained in Japan but it was unclear whether any charges were filed against them. Vidal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675042/im-sorry-cannabis-arrest-says-pop-star
  9. Man grew cannabis plants in bedroom

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A debt-ridden man confessed yesterday to cultivating 339 cannabis plants, worth more than HK$223,000, in two flats. Poon Wun-kwong, 51, pleaded guilty in the District Court to cultivating the plants in the bedroom at his Tuen Mun village house and a rented flat in Yuen Long. Poon, who had incurred a HK$500,000 debt, had been growing cannabis from seeds he ordered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718538/man-grew-cannabis-plants-bedroom
  10. 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

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