Psychedelics, Dissociatives and Deliriants

RENEWAL process

We all know the difference a good night's sleep can make to our minds and bodies, but what about those pesky wrinkles, uneven skin tone and under-eye circles of the face?

Thursday, 8 December, 2011, 12:00am

High maintenance

The question that every pothead has at some time asked: why is marijuana illegal when the more damaging tobacco and alcohol are not? Customers of the brothers arrested for having 600 cannabis plants in their Yuen Long house last week may be wondering that at this very moment.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Purely medicinal

This week, leading researchers and doctors from around the world have gathered in San Jose, California, for the largest science conference on psychedelic drugs since the hallucinogens' heyday during the counterculture of the 1960s.

15 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Psychedelic journey into the spiritual world

Despite the draconian view that most contemporary societies have on mind-altering drugs, whether natural or synthetic, there has always been a religious undercurrent around the world that takes them seriously as a conduit to deep spiritual insight and encounters with the holy.

15 May 2008 - 12:00am

Medi watch

Implant to ease the mind

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Biggest cannabis nursery busted

1,500 plants seized along with equipment able to substantially speed up growth of marijuana

Police yesterday seized 1,500 cannabis plants and equipment used to speed up their growth from what they said was the city's biggest marijuana nursery.

10 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Trafficker sent to treatment centre

A man was sentenced to a drug-addiction treatment centre for cultivating cannabis and trafficking in the drug. Li Kwan-yat, 38, pleaded guilty in the District Court to one count of cultivating cannabis and was convicted of two counts of trafficking. The court was told that on January 24 customs officers found 268 cannabis plants weighing 8.2kg when they raided Li's Fo Tan workshop.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Police cannabis raids net two suspected masterminds

Police believe they have smashed a major cannabis distributor after officers arrested two suspects and seized about 49kg of cannabis buds worth HK$6.86 million yesterday.

The operation, which came after a month-long investigation, saw more than 50 officers descend on two drug premises in Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long shortly before 4pm.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Girls aged 12 to 14 slash wrists at shopping centre

26 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Customs uncover cannabis-growing operation

Updated at 5.42pm: Customs officials have seized a large batch of cannabis plants in the New Territories and smashed a syndicate suspected of cultivating the plant, a spokesman said on Thursday.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

City briefs

Customs seizes cannabis sent by post from canada

16 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Two men held after customs seize 6kg of ketamine

Updated at 6.15pm: Customs officers on Thursday seized six kilograms of ketamine from two incoming passengers at Hong Kong International Airport, a spokesman said on Friday.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Customs seize 2.6kg of cannabis, arrest two men

Updated at 7.15pm: Customs officers on Saturday seized 2.6 kilograms of herbal cannabis in a speed post package at the airport and arrested two men, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

The cannabis, worth $170,000, was detected at the Airmail Centre when officers inspected a speed post parcel from Ghana with x-rays and found it suspicious.

1 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

9kg hashish haul at airport

A 30-year-old Nepali woman was arrested yesterday after arriving at Chek Lap Kok from Kathmandu with 9.1kg of cannabis resin - more than that seized at the airport in the whole of last year.

9 May 2004 - 12:00am

38 cannabis plants seized from Tai Po house

Three people are arrested for having $400,000 worth of the drug on their roof

Customs officers yesterday raided a marijuana-growing operation being run on the roof of a Tai Po house.

Thirty-eight plants worth an estimated $400,000 were seized. A woman, her husband and his brother were arrested.

5 May 2004 - 12:00am