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P118M worth of shabu seized from two marijuana-smoking men

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Two Filipino-Chinese men smoking marijuana in a Manila street were arrested Tuesday afternoon while carrying two luggage containing 10 kilos of suspected shabu worth more than P100 million.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Grammar school kids at US school caught with pot

This Dec. 10, 2013 file photo shows, activists smoking marijuana, as they pose for photos in front of the Congress in Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay's Senate approved the world's first national marketplace for legal marijuana. From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement has unprecedented traction, a nod to successful efforts in Colorado, Washington and the small South American nation of Uruguay, which became the first country to approve nationwide pot legalization. AP FILE PHOTO

Police in a Central California city are trying to determine how three third-graders caught smoking marijuana got the drug.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in World | Read More »

Ona cool to use of medical pot

Health Secretary Enrique Ona. FILE PHOTO

Health Secretary Enrique Ona expressed reservations about the proposal to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, citing the need for further studies of its medicinal value.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US drug policy fuels push for legal pot worldwide

In this July 31, 2013 file photo, a man smokes a marijuana joint, while Senators debate a bill at the Senate to legalize marijuana and regulate production and distribution in Montevideo, Uruguay. From the Americas to Europe to North Africa and beyond, the marijuana legalization movement has unprecedented traction, a nod to successful efforts in Colorado, Washington, and the small South American nation of Uruguay, which in Dec. 2013, became the first country to approve nationwide pot legalization. AP/Matilde Campodonico, File

In a former colonial mansion in Jamaica, politicians huddle to discuss trying to ease marijuana laws in the land of the late reggae musician and cannabis evangelist Bob Marley.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

House holds ‘joint’ session as groups back medical marijuana

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Will Filipinos soon be reaching for marijuana as a cure for some ailments?

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Studies on medical marijuana limited, experts tell House panel

Seedling marijuana plants. AP FILE PHOTO

Medical experts told a House panel hearing Tuesday that studies are still limited in proving that marijuana may be used as medicine.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Soldiers seize marijuana stockpile in Compostela Valley

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Seedling marijuana plants. AP FILE PHOTO

Army soldiers have confiscated more than 60 sacks of marijuana which they found stockpiled in a forested area in the hinterlands of New Bataan in Compostela Valley over the weekend, police said Monday.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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Davao del Sur antidrugs agents arrested six men during a buy-bust operation in Barangay (village) Basiawan, Sta. Maria town, on Friday.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Lawmakers mull legalizing marijuana for medical use

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Seedling marijuana plants. AP FILE PHOTO

Minority lawmakers are mulling the legalization of marijuana for medical use and decriminalizing its possession to reduce the jailbirds in the country’s packed prisons.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

2 minors arrested for transporting 4 sacks of marijuana

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Seedling marijuana plants. AP FILE PHOTO

Two alleged minors were caught transporting four sacks of marijuana estimated to be worth P1.3 million by anti-narcotics agents in La Union, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said Tuesday.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking – Obama

President Barack Obama.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama says smoking pot is no more dangerous than drinking but calls it a “bad idea,” amid a push for legalization in several states.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NY governor authorizes medical marijuana

This Nov. 8, 2012 file photo shows marijuana plants flourishing under the lights at a grow house in Denver. AP FILE PHOTO

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday he will authorize the medical use of marijuana, making his the 21st US state to do so and one of the biggest.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Proposal to legalize marijuana use a ‘hallucination’, says senator

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Sen. Vicente Sotto III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III strongly opposed on Wednesday the proposed legalization of marijuana use in the country and dared its proponents to raise the issue before the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drug.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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