Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski has been trying for the last two years to undo Alaska Supreme Court and appeals court decisions upholding the right under the state constitution of citizens to possess up to a quarter-pound of marijuana at home. Last year, despite Murkowski’s best efforts, his bill to recriminalize marijuana died for lack of legislative interest.
A world expert on the treatment of heroin addiction may be struck off the medical register after the General Medical Council decided yesterday that he had been irresponsible in the way he prescribed opiates and other drugs to some of his patients.
One in five secondary pupils takes illegal drugs and the use of cocaine among schoolchildren has doubled in a year, one of the biggest Government surveys of its kind said yesterday.
The government of the Indian state of Punjab is in the wholesale cannabis business, the Times of India reported Monday. The state government sells bhang, an intoxicating preparation made from the leaves and flowers of the marijuana plant, known locally as “sukha.”
One in five secondary school children tried drugs in the last year, figures from a national survey suggest.