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  1. 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, ...

  2. Training planned to help traffic police spot drug-drivers

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Verralls. The officers will learn to watch out for constricted eyes, a sign of having taken heroin, or red eyes, common in cannabis users, police consultant Stephen Collier, a British instructor ... a five-minute roadside assessment. If drivers were found to have taken ketamine, cocaine, Ice, heroin, Ecstasy or cannabis, they would be charged immediately. The proposed maximum penalties ...

  3. Cannabis case prompts tighter policy in selection of anti-drugs ambassadors

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... Vivian Li The selection of anti-drug ambassadors will be handled with more care in future, says the chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics after a recent cannabis case ... arrested in Japan on suspicion of shoplifting and drug possession, after a small amount of cannabis was allegedly found on Kwan. The pair took part in a government anti-drug campaign two years ago. ...

  4. First arrest under new drug-drive regulations

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... methamphetamine, cannabis, cocaine and Ecstasy- are covered under the law. Offenders face up to three years in jail and a HK$25,000 fine. They may also have their driving licence disqualified for five ...

  5. Positive path to an anti-drug culture

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of ketamine and cannabis was two and four times higher respectively. Students in the programme were also only half as likely to drink and smoke. Of course, it can be argued that we need to know more ...

  6. Dealing with drugs

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Tara Jenkins

    ... and intelligent. She is also being treated for drug addiction. Up until recently, she was spending $800 every couple of days on cannabis and Ecstasy tablets. She says about 70 per cent of her classmates have tried cannabis at least once, and that some easily match her expenditure and intake of drugs. One 16-year-old at a different school said the number of regular drug-takers in his class ...

  7. Shift in pattern of use presents challenge

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... young drug users who start with psychotropic substances will eventually get their hands on heroin, cannabis and even cocaine. 'If resources are cut for heroin abusers, then how can we handle the problem when these young drug abusers become adults taking heroin, cannabis or cocaine in the future?' Mr Wu recalled the government spent considerable resources to combat heroin ...

  8. Dopey idea

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... a number of polemics against the weed. She said that smoking cannabis turned people into 'raving maniacs' and blamed 'the lowest classes of yellow and black men' for its ... for governments. Why leave cannabis to the crooks? Besides, the BC Marijuana Party argues that if you remove it from the statute books, it would save Canadians C$500 million a year in criminal justice ...

  9. Pupils suspended over drugs claims

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... Steve Cray Five Year 12 students have been suspended from Sha Tin College for alleged drug abuse. Police are investigating two teenagers said to have been trafficking cannabis, while ... information' the students had supplied, received or used cannabis at a party. 'We're talking about a tiny minority here. Fortunately most students are very sensible and tell us when something ...

  10. Rising voices against prohibition

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Barry Cooper's DVD, Never Get Busted Again, which went on sale over the internet last month, will probably not sell very well outside the US. That's because in many countries, the possession of marijuana for personal use is treated a ...




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