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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    High expectations as Colorado and Washington welcome legal marijuana shops

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 01:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Cannabis growers, tax men and tourism operators delighted at prospect of extra cash as Colorado, Washington welcome legal marijuana shops high ... Blazing a trail they hope will be followed in other parts of the United States, cannabis growers and others are also rubbing their hands, while tax collectors are eyeing the extra revenue. ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Briton appears in court on drug charge

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man British carpenter John Minney, 42, appeared in Eastern Court yesterday charged with drug possession. Minney, described as a tourist in court documents, was arrested on Lamma Island on Saturday allegedly in possession of 14.5 grams of cocaine and 1 gram of cannabis resin. The case was adjourned to December 14 and Minney was remanded in custody. ...

  5. Club 348 Vs the police

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... First period with liquor licence: September 29, 2000, to June 4, 2002. Police seizures: 1,479 packets of ketamine, 957 tablets, 199 cannabis cigarettes Second period with liquor licence: August 13, 2002, to November 11, 2002. Police seizures: 449 packets of ketamine, 499 tablets, 92 cannabis cigarettes Without liquor licence: November 13, 2002, to May 21, 2003. Police seizures: ...

  6. Delay in Fok grandson's drug case

    Posted Sep 04th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Magistrate Ian Candy in Eastern Court charged with possessing cannabis and a homemade water pipe that could be used for smoking the drug. Chief prosecutor Ernest Cheung Yan-ming asked ... on July 11 at the junction of Victoria and Sasson roads in Western. Police said he was carrying 10.27 grams of cannabis and a bottle fitted with a straw intended for smoking cannabis. Ian Fok ...

  7. News - World - DRUGS

    Jamaica plans to relax marijuana laws

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by AP

    ... for decriminalisation for medicinal and scientific purposes as Jamaica hopes to cash in on the growing cannabis industry. "It is not only wrong but also foolhardy to continue with a law that makes ...

  8. News - Asia - PAKISTAN: ANALYSIS

    Beatings and addiction: Pakistan drug ‘clinic’ prescribes torture

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:43pm by AFP

    ... for opium smuggled in from neighbouring Afghanistan since the 1980s. Today, Pakistan has more than four million cannabis consumers and more than 860,000 heroin users, a figure which has doubled ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. 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 ...




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