Police seize marijuana from a flat in Chengdu, Sichuan province, where a student was growing the plant for personal use. Photo: cnr.cn

Overseas influence blamed for rise in marijuana abuse among young Chinese

  • Prosecutors in Nanjing say it has become ‘a serious problem’ – especially for those who have studied abroad
  • It comes after national body reports a 25 per cent rise in abuse of the drug in 2018 from a year earlier
Topic |   China Society

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Police seize marijuana from a flat in Chengdu, Sichuan province, where a student was growing the plant for personal use. Photo: cnr.cn
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CBD beauty products have already gone mainstream in North America – and now it is coming to Asia. Photo: Shutterstock

Smearing cannabis on your face: the latest Asian beauty craze

  • The market for beauty products made from cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants, is projected to be worth US$25 billion by 2029
  • With Japan and Korea at the forefront of global beauty standards, experts say it is only a matter of time before they – and China – embrace the CBD trend
Topic |   Beauty

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CBD beauty products have already gone mainstream in North America – and now it is coming to Asia. Photo: Shutterstock
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