The man ran a marijuana-growing operation at his property in California, where he forced a runaway teenager to work. Photo: AFP

US man who kept runaway teenager in metal box is sentenced 31 years in jail

  • Ryan Alan Balletto ran an illegal operation growing marijuana on his California property, where he forced a runaway girl, 15, to work
  • Police found a poem written by the teenager, who was also sexually and physically abused, about being held in the box
Topic |   Crime

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The man ran a marijuana-growing operation at his property in California, where he forced a runaway teenager to work. Photo: AFP
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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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