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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial We are putting up a fight, but we are going to lose the war Mohamed Awad, of the Alexandria Preservation Trust, on their battle to save the villa that was home to author Lawrence Durrel   It's an absolute honour, I couldn't be happier Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti, of Colorado, who became the first person to legally purchase cannabis for recreational use ...

  2. News - World - DRUGS

    Legal marijuana business could turn into America's next corporate giant

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 12:13am by GDN

    ... with advocates, interest groups and lobbyists. The Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance, the Medical Marijuana Industry Group and the National Cannabis Industry Association are just some ... of manipulation has prevailed. Many Americans, he said are unaware that cannabis can cause long-term health damage, especially to the young, and that the American Medical Association opposes legalisation. ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Force of habits: the end for global drug prohibition?

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:20pm by MCT

    ... there were 41; in 2012, 73. Similar figures are reported from around the world. These drugs cater to all sorts of tastes. Many are synthetic versions of cannabis. Some are herbal. Others ... A 2010 study by Chris Wilkins, from New Zealand's Massey University, found that 86 per cent of BZP users combined the pills with other drugs- usually alcohol but also cannabis and ecstasy. ...

  4. Three held on suspicion of growing cannabis

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Police seized 150 cannabis plants and arrested three people in a raid on a drug-growing operation at a flat in Pei Ho Street, Sham Shui Po. The two women and a man, aged 33 ... of suspected cannabis, worth about HK$200,000, and cultivation equipment. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lawyer fined for growing cannabis

    Posted Jul 07th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A lawyer who grew cannabis at his mother's home was fined HK$10,000 yesterday. Lee Kok-hing, 55, had admitted cultivating 73 cannabis plants and possessing cannabis seeds. He grew the plants, which weighed a total of 190 grams, at his mother's home in New Market Street, Central, between the end of 2008 and December 5 last year. His mother was not told. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Four arrested in Sheung Shui drug bust

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Police yesterday broke up a cannabis growing operation in a Sheung Shui public housing flat, arresting two young women, a mother and her son. The four were aged between 17 and 53. Officers acting on a tip-off seized from a flat in Tin Ming House at Tin Ping Estate five cannabis trees and some seeds worth a total of about HK$10,000, as well as 10 grams of suspected ...

  10. News - World

    Global ‘war’ on illegal drugs is failing, says study

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 05:38pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Drugs are getting cheaper - and purity is increasing The global war on heroin, cocaine and cannabis is failing to stem supply, as prices of these drugs have tumbled ... and cannabis tumbled by 81 per cent, 80 per cent and 86 per cent respectively between 1990 and 2007 in the United States when adjusted for inflation, the researchers found. Over the same period, ...




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