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  1. Hair tests to detect addiction

    Posted Jun 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The government plans to have a full-scale hair drug-testing service in the fourth quarter after launching a pilot scheme yesterday. Commissioner for Narcotics Sally Wong said tests can detect commonly abused drugs such as cannabis, cocaine, Ecstasy, Ice, ketamine and also cough syrup. Results are normally available in three days. Wong said while urinalysis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715981/hair-tests-detect-addiction
  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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1322189/global-war-illegal-drugs-failing-says-study
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/468990/delay-fok-grandsons-drug-case
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    Bitcoin breaking into mainstream with companies and consumers

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... Stephen Shearin. The target customer: millennials who disdain cash. "Millennials medicating with cannabis may be a matching demographic for bitcoin," he said. "The utilisation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1600503/bitcoin-breaking-mainstream-companies-and-consumers
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Woes of opium addiction shape Chinese debate on legalising marijuana

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Detention of celebrity cannabis users leads some to question drug penalties, but China hasn't forgotten its 'century of humiliation' Opium woes shape debate on legalisation of marijuana Ideologically, China and the United States could not be further apart. Outside of politics, however, the world's last major communist-ruled nation and the leader ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1586671/woes-opium-addiction-shape-chinese-debate-legalising
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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