Book review: Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier, by Emily Brady

Book review: Humboldt: Life on America's Marijuana Frontier, by Emily Brady

If only "weed" were as widely accepted as wine. Judging by a new look at Humboldt, America's hazily legal marijuana hub in California, the restricted herb should be.

Sunday, 7 July, 2013, 2:09pm 2 comments

Actress Amanda Bynes says policeman sexually assaulted her during arrest over marijuana

Amanda Bynes hides her face as she is led from court. Photo: AP

The 27-year-old former child star first alleged during her arraignment on Friday that police illegally entered her apartment after being called to her building. But in a Twitter message believed to be from the troubled actress posted Saturday, Bynes alleged that her arresting officer also sexually assaulted her.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am

Marijuana pills offer longer pain relief, study finds

Neuroscientists in the United States carried out what they say is the first scientific research to compare pain relief between smoked marijuana and pills with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the active ingredient in the drug.

24 Apr 2013 - 5:27am

Marijuana being sold on e-commerce site Taobao, report says

Pyongyang brand cigarettes on Taobao, a true collectors' item. Photo: Screenshot via Taobao

They say you can get anything online in China these days – from your fake vanity iPhone “logins” to quirkier purchases such as 

15 Apr 2013 - 7:13pm

Raid on 400 sq ft flat uncovers cannabis farm

Police seized 167 Cannabis plants during raid on an apartment in Sham Shui Po. Photo:

A marijuana farm inside a 400 sq ft flat was raided by police yesterday, with HK$520,000 of cannabis seized and two Vietnamese women arrested.

22 Mar 2013 - 3:52am 1 comment

Briefs, December 12, 2012

Cayman Islands' Premier McKeeva Bush. Photo:AP

Mandela responding to treatment for infection

12 Dec 2012 - 5:08am

Paras Shah, ex-crown prince of Nepal, arrested again in Thailand

Paras Shah. Photo: AFP

Former Nepalese crown prince Paras Shah has been arrested for smashing property at a luxury apartment in Bangkok, the city's police said yesterday, just a week after news emerged he had been bailed on drug charges.

7 Dec 2012 - 5:08am

Briefs: US Election, November 8, 2012

A screen shows Barack Obama's post. It was re-tweeted 472,000 times in three hours. Photo: AFP

Twitter users get busy with 20 million posts

8 Nov 2012 - 4:15am

Amsterdam shops selling pot will stay open

Foreigners can still smoke hashish at Amsterdam's coffee shops next year despite a new Dutch law to reduce drug tourism. Photo: NYT

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, the city's mayor said.

3 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Briefs, October 19, 2012

Laid-off workers riot at sportswear factory

JAKARTA - More than 1,300 people clashed with security guards at an Indonesian shoe factory that supplies Adidas and Mizuno. The workers were laid off in July after walking out over demands for back pay following a rise in the minimum wage at the start of the year. AFP


19 Oct 2012 - 3:19am