Leung Chun-wing is hoping young people will learn from his experiences of taking drugs. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Drug addiction experts sound alert as Hong Kong youngsters take to cannabis, believing legalisation trend makes it all right

  • Cannabis may seem trendy, but experts warn against notion it’s ‘not that addictive or potent’
  • Some abusers say cannabis led them to experiment with other drugs, ending in addiction
Topic |   Drugs

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Leung Chun-wing is hoping young people will learn from his experiences of taking drugs. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Customs officers seized about 1.8kg of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about HK$500,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on March 9. Photo: ISD

Cannabis seizures hit new high in Hong Kong as drug dealers use postal service to evade arrest

  • Customs and Excise Department bags US$5.1 million worth of marijuana as amount of drugs found jumps threefold
  • Officials confiscate 227kg of cannabis in first eight months of 2019 in clampdown on parcel delivery and long-distance trafficking
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Customs officers seized about 1.8kg of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about HK$500,000 at Hong Kong International Airport on March 9. Photo: ISD
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