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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 600 cannabis plants seized in Yuen Long

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police seized 600 cannabis plants yesterday at a two-storey Yuen Long house used as a base for growing, packing and distributing marijuana. The plants were growing in four of the six bedrooms in the house, off Shui Tsiu San Tsuen Road. The windows and doors of the flat had been sealed with plastic tape to contain the strong smell of cannabis, police said. The windows ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734831/600-cannabis-plants-seized-yuen-long
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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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