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  1. 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 of Britain's drug laws by leading scientists, police officers, academics and experts has concluded it is time to introduce decriminalisation. The report by the UK Drug Policy Commission, an independent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1061982/six-year-british-study-says-cannabis-use-should-not-be-criminal-offence
  2. Sydney seal of approval for heroin addicts' centre

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Australia's only supervised heroin injecting centre was given official approval yesterday and credited with saving the lives of dozens of drug addicts. The controversial injecting room has operated on a trial basis since it opened in May 2001 in King's Cross, the heart of Sydney's red light district and a focus for the illegal drugs trade for more than 30 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421220/sydney-seal-approval-heroin-addicts-centre
  3. Apprentice jockey Kevin Leung faces loss of his riding licence

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... licensing committee over positive drug tests. Leung, 22, became the second Hong Kong-based jockey to test positive for ketamine after a random urine sample at Sha Tin on September 5. He ... over drug tests: 22 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/963837/apprentice-jockey-kevin-leung-faces-loss-his-riding-licence
  4. Drugs and drug crime under scrutiny

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Donna Page Meanwhile, in the other SAR... Macau's government has set up a committee to fight drug-related crimes. And as part of their campaign, an Anti-Drugs Carnival was held at Tap ... Kwong, Anson Leung, Long Sai-kit and Iong Ian Ian. One of the tasks of the new committee will be to oversee the proposed amendment to the drug laws. Many in Macau believe these laws are too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642779/drugs-and-drug-crime-under-scrutiny
  5. Drug abuse by pupils a worry, but don't panic

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four years in the making, a large-scale government survey presents some striking figures about drug abuse among young students. But take a closer look and the picture may not be so gloomy. The report finds 90 per cent of schools have pupils with drug problems. The survey does not, however, reveal how serious the drug problem is at these schools. The figures on abuse among the 158,089 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707082/drug-abuse-pupils-worry-dont-panic
  6. School drug report shock

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter A report on teenager drugs users sparked alarm in Hong Kong when it revealed that 90 per cent of primary and secondary schools have pupils who are taking drugs. But a comparison between students in Britain and the United States showed Hong Kong students' drug use is not too high. The results of the four-year study were released after the government announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707636/school-drug-report-shock
  7. Parents back drug-test plan, but some don't understand it

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Only about a third of parents say they understand the proposed school drug-testing scheme, a survey shows. But they gave firm support for the controversial pilot plan. ... cent said police liaison officers should be informed of the drug test results, and 66.9 per cent said police should trace drug sources through pupils who tested positive. Early, this month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692827/parents-back-drug-test-plan-some-dont-understand-it
  8. Private eyes hired to spy on teens

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Agnes Lam Parents are hiring private detectives to spy on their teenage children to see whether they are using drugs. Detective agencies, which have begun advertising the service amid publicity over plans for random drug tests in schools, say they are receiving an increasing number of inquiries. But frontline social workers say the practice is 'ridiculous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697142/private-eyes-hired-spy-teens
  9. Girl who collapsed on ketamine tells school assembly she has sworn off drugs for life

    Posted Jun 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang A 16-year-old schoolgirl who was arrested when she collapsed after taking ketamine has vowed to schoolmates that she will not take drugs again, saying she will never forget ... morning. It was among several anti-drug messages delivered during the assembly at the school, where three other students aged 14 to 17 have also been arrested on suspicion of selling or using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/684221/girl-who-collapsed-ketamine-tells-school-assembly-she-has-sworn-drugs-life
  10. Changes keep police out of drug testing

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong, Peter So

    ... Joshua But, Martin Wong and Peter So Police will play no part in the voluntary drug-testing plan in Tai Po schools in an about-face by officials after heated public debate. In other ... in any expansion of the pilot plan. An official familiar with the policy said the scheme, to be rolled out in Tai Po secondary schools in December, was aimed at helping students avoid drug use, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691460/changes-keep-police-out-drug-testing

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