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  1. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322189/global-war-illegal-drugs-failing-says-study
  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Priest launches campaign to save Hongkongers on death row in Vietnam

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Bryan Harris

    ... 2008 for trafficking more than seven tonnes of cannabis resin. All five- now aged between 57 and 67- received the death penalty in May 2010. "The men can be executed at any moment," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597040/father-franco-mella-campaigns-save-hongkongers-death-row-vietnam
  3. Murders up 11 on same quarter last year

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Police reported 14 murders in the first three months of the year, 11 more than last year. But Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said crime and violence cases dropped by 6.1 per cent and 4.9 per cent, respectively, due mainly to fewer thefts, woundings and serious assaults. Seizures of cannabis and methamphetamine, or Ice, dropped by almost 100 per cent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635125/murders-11-same-quarter-last-year
  4. Police find marijuana farm in Yuen Long

    Posted Aug 30th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... North raided the farm in Shung Shan San Tsuen in Pat Heung late on Tuesday night after receiving a tip-off. As police entered the abandoned farm at 9pm, they found 83 pots of cannabis growing up to 1.2 metres high. They arrested a 27-year-old man at the scene for cultivating cannabis. An initial investigation revealed that the farm had been operated around-the-clock for two months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605963/police-find-marijuana-farm-yuen-long
  5. Shop pulls hemp pasta before police visit

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... of illegal cannabis. Even though the store insisted that it was not against the law to sell the product in Hong Kong, it withdrew the spaghetti from sale on Friday following inquiries by the South ... The spaghetti, made by German company Biona, is known as 'cannapasta', short for cannabis pasta, and its labelling states it contains organic durum semolina and 11 per cent organic hemp flour. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590259/shop-pulls-hemp-pasta-police-visit
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449846/dealing-drugs
  7. 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
  8. News - World - DRUGS

    Amsterdam shops selling pot will stay open

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Paris

    ... The New York Times in Paris Amsterdam coffee shops selling pot will stay open Amsterdam's 220 coffee shops, where marijuana and hashish are openly sold and consumed, will remain open next year in spite of a new Dutch law meant to reduce drug tourism, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1074746/amsterdam-shops-selling-pot-will-stay-open
  9. FROM THE VAULT: 1976

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Dembina

    ... Andrew Dembina Legalise It Peter Tosh (Virgin) Could it be that because Peter Tosh's first solo album (after Jamaican reggae band The Wailers broke up) advocated marijuana, he didn't get the same airplay as fellow ex-Wailer and subtler puffer Bo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/440814/vault-1976
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1396196/who-said-it

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