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High wire: Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte held for 'growing cannabis'

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:35 PM

He is detained on charges of growing cannabis on his private island in the South Pacific

GUY LALIBERTE. The Cirque du Soleil founder speaks onstage at an event in Hollywood, California in 2011. The entrepreneur has recently been detained for 'growing cannabis.' Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil/AFP

Lesotho now Africa's medical cannabis pioneer

Sep 07, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Cannabis – referred here as 'green gold' – is grown legally by the Lesotho-based company Medigrow and is regulated by the government

Green gold

Cannabis edibles expected on the market in Canada by year's end

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:05 AM

New products are not expected to hit stores before mid-December as this relatively new industry takes off slowly and adjusts to consumer tastes

CANNABIS. Authorized marijuana distributor John Berfelo stands outside Marc Emery's Cannabis Cafe as he holds two accredited child resistant packaging containers for recreational cannabis for legalization. AFP file photo

Marijuana patch eases pain for Arroyo

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo suffers from multiple cervical spondylosis which causes pain on her spine

PRO-MARIJUANA. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is an advocate for medical marijuana. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

#PHVote, fare hike, marijuana legal in Canada | Midday wRap

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:58 PM

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Uruguay marks a year allowing pharmacies to sell marijuana

Jul 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The system is simple: to buy cannabis in a pharmacy you must be at least 18, live in Uruguay and sign up as a 'buyer' at the post office

CANNBIS. Uruguayan marijuana grower Federico Corbo works with his plants in Barros Blancos, Canelones department, Uruguay on July 9, 2018. Photo by Miguel Rojo/AFP

Legalized pot spots around the world

Jun 19, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Many countries have decriminalized the use and possession of cannabis, abandoning prison sentences for consumers, but only a handful have gone as far as legalizing its cultivation and use

POT NATION. In this file photo taken on April 20, 2016 a woman wavE a flag with a marijuana leaf on it next to a group gathered to celebrate National Marijuana Day on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. Photo by Chris Roussakis / AFP

What's in the House bill that would legalize medical marijuana?

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:44 AM

The bill on medical cannabis has a long way to go before becoming law

Canada set to unveil legislation legalizing cannabis

Apr 13, 2017 - 2:19 PM

Its legalization and regulation would follow in 2018 in time for Canada s national day on July 1

LEGALIZATION? Reports say Canada plans to legalize recreational marijuana by 2018. File photo

#PugadBaboy: Driving High punchline 3

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Driving High

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Driving High punchline 2

Aug 18, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Jackie Chan's son faces drug-related charges – Xinhua

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:40 PM

Beijing police last week detained Jaycee Chan who like his father works as an actor on suspicion of accommodating suspected drug users China s official Xinhua news agency reported

Jaycee Chan, son of international martial arts hero Jackie Chan, in Hong Kong, 28 September 2007. Mike Clarke/AFP

Everything has changed, everything remains the same

Feb 25, 2012 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine paradox is that despite the inevitable change at the surface everything remains the same